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Medicine, Year 2, Block 12 (Neurological, Neuromuscular, and MSK Diseases) > Principles of Diagnosis and Management > Flashcards

Flashcards in Principles of Diagnosis and Management Deck (8):
1

Define "soft tissue injury"

An injury involving skin, subcutaneous tissues, muscle, ligament, tendon, nerve or blood vessel, capsule and/or cartilaginous structures

2

What does the PRICE abbreviation stand for for the management of a soft tissue injury?

Protection
Rest
Ice
Compression
Elevation

3

Define "closed fracture"

Injury whereby the skin is intact, no communication with surface and fracture is uncontaminated

4

Define "open fracture"

Injury whereby soft tissues and fracture breaks the skin, contaminated and there is a risk of infection

5

Define "un-displaced fracture"

A bone break in which cracks in the bone may radiate in several directions but the bone fragments do not separate

6

Define "displaced fracture"

A bone break in which the two ends of the broken bone are separated from one another

7

Define "avulsion fracture"

An injury to the bone in a location where a tendon or ligament attaches to the bone

8

Define "stress fracture"

An injury arising due to repeated abnormal stresses to normal bone