Flashcards in Trauma Imaging Deck (12)
what is a flail segment?
3 or more adjacent ribs are fractured in more than 2 places- ribs cage lifts and problems with breathing
types of fractures
- Comminuted= 3 parts
- Avulsion= fragment breaks away
- Torus= children
- Greenstick= only one side of the periosteum is affected
what is the posterior fat pad sign?
normal to have an anterior fat pad in the elbow, but if there is a joint effusion this will be seen
two types of wrist fractures
what is a colle's fracture?
dorsal angulation (dinner fork deformity)
what is a smith's fracture?
associations with Colle's fracture
two types of fracture of the femur
where is a scaphoid fracture?
risks AVN if injured at waist
which type of femur fracture risks blood supply interruption?
dual blood supply to the spleen
short gastric artery