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Flashcards in Hands & Fingers Deck (10):
1

Sclerosis and Erosion

Sclerosis - increase in density and hardening of bone (thickened and uneven)

Erosion - loss of bone (surfaces of joints will erode)

2

Avulsion #

Ligament/Tendon is stronger than the bone and tears a fragment of bone off causing swelling

3

Comminuted

Fracture is in at least three or more pieces

4

RA

Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Autoimmune disease where the system attacks its own tissue and joints. Can cause bone erosion and joint deformity.

PA bilateral
Bilateral laterals
Ball catchers - AP internal oblique bilaterally

5

OA

Osteoarthritis

Degenerative, common in elderly people, flexible tissue at the end of bones (cartilage) wears down gradually, results in sclerosis and erosion.

6

Boxers #

Fracture to the distal end of the 5th metacarpal with ANTERIOR displacement of the fragment.

7

Post operative/follow up imaging

Collimate in

8

Salter-Harris #

Fracture involving the epiphysis (growth plate)

9

Bennett's #

Fracture of the base of the first metacarpal

10

Mallet finger

Avulsion fracture of one of the proximal or distal interphalangeal joints