Flashcards in Hands & Fingers Deck (10):
Sclerosis and Erosion
Sclerosis - increase in density and hardening of bone (thickened and uneven)
Erosion - loss of bone (surfaces of joints will erode)
Ligament/Tendon is stronger than the bone and tears a fragment of bone off causing swelling
Fracture is in at least three or more pieces
Autoimmune disease where the system attacks its own tissue and joints. Can cause bone erosion and joint deformity.
Ball catchers - AP internal oblique bilaterally
Degenerative, common in elderly people, flexible tissue at the end of bones (cartilage) wears down gradually, results in sclerosis and erosion.
Fracture to the distal end of the 5th metacarpal with ANTERIOR displacement of the fragment.
Post operative/follow up imaging
Fracture involving the epiphysis (growth plate)
Fracture of the base of the first metacarpal