Flashcards in Wrist Deck (14):
Fallen On Out Stretched Hand
When the joint is flexed past the normal ROM (range of motion)
Triangular depression on the lateral aspect of the dorsum of the hand located at the level of the carpal bones and best seen when hand is extended.
SIGN OF A SCAPHOID INJURY
Avascular = lack of blood supply
Necrosis = dead
Bones blood supply is damaged resulting in not enough oxygen getting to the cells so therefore necrotic/dying.
General Anaesthetic Manipulation and Plasta
Open Reduction Internal Fixation
Surgery to set/reduce broken bone using internal fixation such as plates, screws, pins
Post closed reduction
Procedure to set/reduce a broken bone without surgery
A fracture of the distal radius with POSTERIOR displacement of the fragment.
Can involve ulna, can be comminuted
Fracture of the distal radius with ANTERIOR displacement of the fragment.
Opposite to Colles fracture.
Usually a colles fracture where the contour of the arm appears to follow the contour of a fork
Greenstick - fracture of the bone where one side of the bone is broken and the other is only bent.
Torus - buckled, incomplete fracture of the shaft of the bone, bulging of the cortex.
Both only occur in children
Fracture involving the epiphysis (growth plate)
Suspected radiocarpal dislocation and Colles fracture present clinically the same (differential diagnosis)