Fracture Fixation, Internal
Femoral Neck Fractures
Fracture Fixation, Intramedullary
The symptoms of Colles' fracture can include pain and swelling in the wrist and forearm, as well as limited mobility and deformity of the affected hand. Treatment typically involves immobilization of the wrist in a cast or splint for several weeks to allow the bone to heal properly. In more severe cases, surgery may be necessary to realign and stabilize the bones.
Colles' fracture is classified into three types based on the extent of displacement and the presence of other injuries:
* Type 1: Non-displaced fracture with minimal displacement (less than 2 mm).
* Type 2: Displaced fracture with moderate displacement (greater than 2 mm but less than 50%).
* Type 3: Comminuted fracture with severe displacement (greater than 50%).
Overall, Colles' fracture is a relatively common and treatable injury that can be successfully managed with appropriate immobilization and/or surgical intervention. However, it is important to seek medical attention promptly if symptoms persist or worsen over time to prevent complications such as infection, nerve damage, or long-term disability.
Open fracture: The bone breaks through the skin, exposing the bone to the outside environment.
Closed fracture: The bone breaks, but does not penetrate the skin.
Comminuted fracture: The bone is broken into many pieces.
Hairline fracture: A thin crack in the bone that does not fully break it.
Non-displaced fracture: The bone is broken, but remains in its normal position.
Displaced fracture: The bone is broken and out of its normal position.
Stress fracture: A small crack in the bone caused by repetitive stress or overuse.
There are several types of hip fractures, including:
1. Femoral neck fracture: A break in the thin neck of the femur just above the base of the thigh bone.
2. Subtrochanteric fracture: A break between the lesser trochanter (a bony prominence on the upper end of the femur) and the neck of the femur.
3. Diaphyseal fracture: A break in the shaft of the femur, which is the longest part of the bone.
4. Metaphyseal fracture: A break in the area where the thigh bone meets the pelvis.
Hip fractures can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
1. Osteoporosis: A condition that causes brittle and weak bones, making them more susceptible to fractures.
2. Trauma: A fall or injury that causes a direct blow to the hip.
3. Overuse: Repetitive strain on the bone, such as from sports or repetitive movements.
4. Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as osteopenia (low bone density) or Paget's disease (a condition that causes abnormal bone growth), can increase the risk of hip fractures.
Treatment for hip fractures typically involves surgery to realign and stabilize the bones. This may involve inserting plates, screws, or rods to hold the bones in place while they heal. In some cases, a total hip replacement may be necessary. After surgery, physical therapy is often recommended to help regain strength and mobility in the affected limb.
Preventive measures for hip fractures include:
1. Exercise: Regular exercise, such as weight-bearing activities like walking or running, can help maintain bone density and reduce the risk of hip fractures.
2. Diet: A diet rich in calcium and vitamin D can help support bone health.
3. Fall prevention: Taking steps to prevent falls, such as removing tripping hazards from the home and using handrails, can help reduce the risk of hip fractures.
4. Osteoporosis treatment: If you have osteoporosis, medications or other treatments may be recommended to help strengthen your bones and reduce the risk of hip fractures.
The symptoms of a femoral fracture may include:
* Severe pain in the thigh or groin area
* Swelling and bruising around the affected area
* Difficulty moving or straightening the leg
* A visible deformity or bone protrusion
Femoral fractures are typically diagnosed through X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs. Treatment for these types of fractures may involve immobilization with a cast or brace, surgery to realign and stabilize the bone, or in some cases, surgical plate and screws or rods may be used to hold the bone in place as it heals.
In addition to surgical intervention, patients may also require physical therapy to regain strength and mobility in the affected leg after a femoral fracture.
There are several types of spinal fractures, including:
1. Vertebral compression fractures: These occur when the vertebrae collapses due to pressure, often caused by osteoporosis or trauma.
2. Fracture-dislocations: This type of fracture occurs when the vertebra is both broken and displaced from its normal position.
3. Spondylolysis: This is a type of fracture that occurs in the spine, often due to repetitive stress or overuse.
4. Spondylolisthesis: This is a type of fracture where a vertebra slips out of its normal position and into the one below it.
5. Fracture-subluxation: This type of fracture occurs when the vertebra is both broken and partially dislocated from its normal position.
The diagnosis of spinal fractures typically involves imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI to confirm the presence of a fracture and determine its severity and location. Treatment options for spinal fractures depend on the severity of the injury and may include pain management, bracing, physical therapy, or surgery to stabilize the spine and promote healing. In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to realign the vertebrae and prevent further damage.
Overall, spinal fractures can have a significant impact on an individual's quality of life, and it is important to seek medical attention if symptoms persist or worsen over time.
Comminuted fractures are often more complex and difficult to treat than other types of fractures because they involve multiple breaks that may require different treatment approaches. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to realign and stabilize the bone fragments, and the healing process can take longer for comminuted fractures compared to simple fractures.
Comminuted fractures are classified based on the number and distribution of the breaks in the bone. For example, a comminuted fracture may be described as being "segemental" if it involves multiple breaks in the same segment of the bone, or "non-segmental" if it involves breaks in multiple segments.
Treatment for comminuted fractures typically involves immobilization of the affected limb to allow the bone fragments to heal, as well as pain management and physical therapy to restore strength and range of motion. In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to realign and stabilize the bone fragments or to remove any loose pieces of bone that may be causing complications.
Osteoporotic fractures can occur in any bone, but they most commonly affect the spine, hips, and wrists. The risk of developing osteoporotic fractures increases with age, and certain factors such as family history, lifestyle habits (e.g., smoking, alcohol consumption), and medical conditions (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis) can also contribute to the development of osteoporosis and associated fractures.
There are several types of osteoporotic fractures, including:
1. Vertebral compression fractures: These occur when the vertebrae in the spine collapse due to weakened bone density, causing back pain, loss of height, and a stooped posture.
2. Hip fractures: These are breaks in the thigh bone (femur) or pelvis that can be caused by falls or other injuries, and can lead to complications such as blood clots, pneumonia, and surgical intervention.
3. Wrist fractures: These occur when the bones of the wrist break due to a fall or other injury, and can cause pain, swelling, and limited mobility.
4. Fractures of the ribs and long bones: These are less common but can still cause significant pain and disability.
The diagnosis of osteoporotic fractures is typically made through imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs, and may also involve blood tests to assess bone mineral density (BMD) and other factors. Treatment for osteoporotic fractures typically involves a combination of medications, lifestyle modifications, and surgical interventions to help restore bone strength and prevent further fractures.
Types of Radius Fractures:
1. Stable fracture: The bone is broken but still in place.
2. Displaced fracture: The bone is broken and out of place.
3. Comminuted fracture: The bone is broken into several pieces.
4. Hairline fracture: A thin crack in the bone.
1. Pain in the arm or forearm.
2. Swelling and bruising.
3. Limited mobility or deformity of the arm.
4. Difficulty moving the arm or wrist.
1. Physical examination and medical history.
2. Imaging tests, such as X-rays or CT scans.
1. Minor fractures may be treated with immobilization in a cast or brace.
2. Displaced or comminuted fractures may require surgical intervention to realign and stabilize the bone.
3. Physical therapy may be necessary to regain strength and mobility in the arm.
2. Nerve damage.
3. Delayed healing.
4. Malunion or nonunion of the fracture, which can cause long-term complications.
1. Wear protective gear during sports and physical activities.
2. Use proper lifting techniques to avoid strain on the arm.
3. Maintain good bone density through a balanced diet and exercise.
Examples of spontaneous fractures include:
1. Pathological fractures: Fractures that occur in the presence of a bone-weakening condition such as osteoporosis, Paget's disease, or bone cancer.
2. Stress fractures: Small cracks in the bone that occur due to repetitive stress or overuse, often seen in athletes or individuals engaged in high-impact activities.
3. Osteogenesis imperfecta: A genetic disorder characterized by brittle bones and an increased risk of fractures.
4. Osteoporotic fractures: Fractures that occur due to bone loss and weakening associated with osteoporosis.
5. Frailty fractures: Fractures that occur in individuals who are frail or have a low bone mineral density, often seen in older adults.
Symptoms of spontaneous fractures may include pain, swelling, and difficulty moving the affected limb. Treatment for these fractures depends on the underlying cause and may involve immobilization, medication, or surgery.
Stress fractures can occur in any bone, but are most common in the weight-bearing bones of the lower extremities (such as the femur, tibia, and fibula). They can also occur in the bones of the upper extremities (such as the humerus, ulna, and radius) and in the spine.
Symptoms of stress fractures may include pain, swelling, redness, and tenderness over the affected area. In some cases, a individual may experience a snapping or popping sensation when bending or twisting. If left untreated, stress fractures can progress to more severe fractures and lead to chronic pain, limited mobility, and other complications.
Treatment for stress fractures typically involves rest, physical therapy, and medication to manage pain and inflammation. In some cases, a brace or cast may be used to immobilize the affected area and allow it to heal. Surgery may be necessary in more severe cases or if the fracture does not heal properly with conservative treatment.
Preventing stress fractures involves taking steps to reduce the amount of repetitive stress placed on bones, such as increasing training intensity gradually, wearing proper footwear and protective gear, and incorporating strengthening exercises into one's workout routine. Proper nutrition and hydration can also help support bone health and reduce the risk of fractures.
Symptoms of femoral neck fractures can include pain in the knee and thigh, swelling and bruising, and difficulty moving the leg. Treatment for these fractures may involve immobilizing the leg in a cast or brace, or surgery to realign and stabilize the bone. In some cases, the fracture may be treated with a combination of both methods.
The main types of femoral neck fractures are:
* Transverse fractures: These fractures occur horizontally across the femoral neck and can be stabilized with a plate or screws.
* Spiral fractures: These fractures occur when the bone is twisted and can be more challenging to treat.
* Compression fractures: These fractures occur when the bone is crushed due to pressure and can be treated with surgery to relieve the compression.
* Oblique fractures: These fractures occur at an angle and can be stabilized with a plate or screws.
The recovery time for femoral neck fractures can vary depending on the severity of the injury, but it usually takes several months for the bone to fully heal. Physical therapy may be necessary to regain strength and mobility in the affected leg.
Types of Ulna Fractures:
There are several types of ulna fractures, depending on the location and severity of the injury. These include:
1. Distal Humerus-Ulna (DHU) fracture: A break between the ulna and humerus bones near the wrist joint.
2. Mid-shaft ulna fracture: A break in the middle portion of the ulna bone.
3. Proximal ulna fracture: A break at the base of the ulna bone, nearest to the elbow joint.
4. Monteggia fracture: A combination of a proximal ulna fracture and a dislocation of the radial head (a bone in the forearm).
Symptoms of Ulna Fractures:
Patients with ulna fractures may experience pain, swelling, bruising, limited mobility and difficulty grasping objects. In some cases, there may be an audible snapping or popping sound when the injury occurs.
Diagnosis of Ulna Fractures:
Ulna fractures are typically diagnosed through a combination of physical examination, X-rays and imaging studies such as CT or MRI scans. In some cases, an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) surgery may be necessary to realign and stabilize the bones.
Treatment of Ulna Fractures:
The treatment for ulna fractures depends on the severity and location of the injury. Non-surgical treatments may include immobilization with a cast or splint, pain management with medication and physical therapy to regain strength and range of motion. Surgical intervention may be necessary in more severe cases or those that do not respond to non-surgical treatment.
Complications of Ulna Fractures:
As with any fracture, there is a risk of complications with ulna fractures including infection, nerve damage, and poor healing. In some cases, the fracture may not properly align, leading to long-term functional issues such as loss of grip strength or limited mobility.
Prevention of Ulna Fractures:
While it is not possible to completely prevent ulna fractures, there are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk of injury. These include wearing protective gear during sports and physical activities, maintaining good bone density through a balanced diet and exercise, and taking steps to prevent falls such as removing tripping hazards from the home environment.
Prognosis for Ulna Fractures:
The prognosis for ulna fractures is generally good, with most patients experiencing a full recovery within 6-8 weeks. However, in some cases, complications may arise and long-term functional issues may persist. It is important to follow the treatment plan recommended by your healthcare provider and attend all scheduled follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of complications.
Ulna fractures are a common injury that can occur as a result of sports, falls, or other traumatic events. The prognosis for ulna fractures is generally good, but it is important to seek medical attention if symptoms persist or worsen over time. With proper treatment and follow-up care, most patients experience a full recovery within 6-8 weeks. However, in some cases, complications may arise and long-term functional issues may persist, so it is important to be aware of the risk factors and seek medical attention if any concerns or symptoms arise.
There are different types of rib fractures, including:
1. Linear fractures: These are simple cracks in the ribs without any displacement of the bone fragments.
2. Compression fractures: These occur when the rib is crushed due to pressure, causing the vertebrae to collapse.
3. Stress fractures: These are small cracks that develop over time due to repetitive stress or strain on the ribs.
4. Hairline fractures: These are very thin cracks in the ribs that do not necessarily displace the bone fragments.
Rib fractures can cause significant pain and discomfort, especially when taking deep breaths or coughing. Other symptoms may include bruising, swelling, and difficulty moving the chest wall. In severe cases, rib fractures can lead to complications such as pneumonia, respiratory failure, or even cardiac arrest.
Diagnosis of rib fractures is typically made through X-rays or CT scans, which can reveal the location and severity of the fracture. Treatment may involve pain management with medication, rest, and breathing exercises, as well as immobilization of the affected area with a cast or brace. In severe cases, surgery may be required to stabilize the bones or repair any damage to organs or blood vessels.
Overall, rib fractures can be serious injuries that require prompt medical attention to prevent complications and ensure proper healing.
There are several different types of skull fractures, including:
1. Linear skull fractures: These are fractures that occur in a straight line and do not involve the brain.
2. Depressed skull fractures: These are fractures that cause the bone to be pushed inward, creating a depression in the skull.
3. Comminuted skull fractures: These are fractures that involve multiple pieces of bone breaking off and fragmenting.
4. Basilar skull fractures: These are fractures that occur at the base of the skull and can involve the brainstem or cranial nerves.
5. Cerebral edema: This is a condition in which fluid accumulates in the brain as a result of a head injury or other traumatic event.
6. Epidural hematoma: This is a collection of blood between the skull and the dura mater, which is the membrane that covers the brain.
7. Subdural hematoma: This is a collection of blood between the dura mater and the brain.
8. Intracerebral hematoma: This is a collection of blood within the brain tissue.
Skull fractures can be diagnosed using a variety of imaging tests, such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans. Treatment for skull fractures may involve observation, medication, or surgery, depending on the severity of the injury and any other complications that may have arisen.
Complications of skull fractures can include:
1. Cerebral edema
2. Epidural hematoma
3. Subdural hematoma
4. Intracerebral hematoma
5. Brain contusion
6. Skull base fractures
7. Facial trauma
8. Sinus fractures
9. Orbital blowout fractures
10. Meningitis or sepsis.
It is important to seek medical attention immediately if any of the following symptoms are present:
1. Severe headache
2. Confusion or disorientation
3. Slurred speech or difficulty speaking
4. Weakness or numbness in the arms or legs
5. Vision changes, such as double vision or blurred vision
6. Difficulty with balance or coordination
7. Seizures or convulsions
9. Stiff neck
10. Loss of consciousness or coma.
Mandibular fractures can be classified into different types based on their location and severity. Some common types of mandibular fractures include:
1. Symphyseal fracture: This type of fracture occurs in the joint portion of the mandible, where the two bone parts meet.
2. Body fracture: This type of fracture occurs in the main body of the mandible.
3. Condylar fracture: This type of fracture occurs in the part of the mandible that forms the jaw joint, called the condyle.
4. Angle fracture: This type of fracture occurs near the angle of the mandible, where it meets the maxilla (the bone of the upper jaw).
5. Subcondylar fracture: This type of fracture occurs below the condyle, in the lower part of the mandible.
The symptoms of mandibular fractures can vary depending on the severity of the injury, but may include:
* Pain and tenderness in the jaw and facial area
* Swelling and bruising around the affected eye
* Difficulty opening or closing the mouth
* Numbness or tingling in the lower jaw and tongue
* Difficulty speaking or eating
Treatment for mandibular fractures usually involves immobilizing the jaw with a splint or brace to allow the bone to heal properly. In some cases, surgery may be required to realign the bones and secure them in place with plates, screws, or wires.
Complications of mandibular fractures can include:
* Nerve damage
* Facial asymmetry
* Difficulty speaking or eating
* Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
It is important to seek medical attention immediately if you suspect that you have a mandibular fracture, as prompt treatment can help prevent complications and improve outcomes.
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- The Colles fracture is a specific type of distal radius fracture. (verywellhealth.com)
- While the original description of a Colles fracture was a dorsally displaced, extra-articular distal radius fracture, often the name of a Colles fracture is loosely applied to just about any wrist fracture. (verywellhealth.com)
- I often see patients and physicians alike referring to any distal radius fracture as a Colles fracture. (verywellhealth.com)
- A broken wrist is also referred to as distal radius fracture or Colles' fracture. (sridevihospital.com)
- The good news is, whether or not you have a true Colles fracture or another type of wrist fracture, the general treatment principles are similar. (verywellhealth.com)
- A wrist fracture can be painful and difficult to heal. (healthyjointsclub.com)
- Here are some tips on how to recover after a wrist fracture . (healthyjointsclub.com)
- The most common snowboard injury is a wrist fracture. (lillypt.com)
- About 3/4 of all forearm fractures occur on the end of the radius bone - this part of the bone is called the distal radius. (verywellhealth.com)
- The classifications for adult both bone forearm fractures apply descriptive terms about the location of the fracture in bone, whether one or both bones are fractured, the degrees of comminution, displacement ,angulation and whether the fracture is open or closed. (orthopaedicweblinks.com)
- Depending on the degree of displacement of the forearm bone (radius) and the abnormality of the wrist angulation, a Colles' fracture may need surgery for treatment. (verywellhealth.com)
- The description of these fractures is based on distal radial angulation and displacement, intra-articular or extra-articular involvement, and associated anomalies of the ulnar or carpal bones. (medscape.com)
- Fractures of both bones of the forearm are usually classified according to the level of fracture, the pattern of the fracture, the degree of displacement, the presence or absence of comminution or segment bone loss, and whether they are open or closed. (medscape.com)
- The treatment of a fracture is called "closed reduction", in which the bones can be moved back into their proper alignment. (johnscreekpt.com)
- A hand fracture is a break in one or more of the bones that make up your hand. (burjeel.com)
- Complex fractures are more severe and involve multiple bones or joints. (burjeel.com)
- The disorder primarily affects women past menopause, causing their bones to become weak and brittle, sometimes so much so that a fall or even a cough can cause a fracture. (medindia.net)
- Much more often I see fractures that are a result of poor bone density, and in these situations, the fracture often extends into the wrist joint cartilage, a problem called an intra-articular fracture. (verywellhealth.com)
- Paul Tornetta III, MD: We know decision making with respect to calcaneal fracture management can be difficult. (orthopaedicweblinks.com)
- The risk of suffering from osteoporotic fractures is 30-50% in women and 15 to 30% in men. (medindia.net)
- This is not an accurate statement, as there are many variations to distal radius fractures (specific location, direction of displacement) and a Colles fracture is merely one of those. (verywellhealth.com)
- A true Colles fracture is known as an extra-articular fracture, meaning the break does not enter the cartilage portion of the wrist joint. (verywellhealth.com)
- A Colles' fracture most commonly occurs after falling on to an outstretched hand. (verywellhealth.com)
- It typically occurs subsequent to a traumatic event, most commonly a fracture. (medscape.com)
- Hand fractures are most commonly caused by direct trauma to the hand, such as when you fall on your outstretched hand or catch yourself with your hands after tripping. (burjeel.com)
- The commonly used Fracture Risk Assessment Tool (FRAX) is not useful for shared clinical decision-making regarding osteoporosis screening in younger postmenopausal women. (medindia.net)
- The two most common fractures due to falls are a fracture of the scaphoid bone and a Colles fracture. (lillypt.com)
- this is a procedure called a fracture reduction . (verywellhealth.com)
- If functional disability is to be avoided after fracture, precise anatomic reduction is necessary. (medscape.com)
- The definitive surgical therapy for compartment syndrome is emergent fasciotomy (compartment release), with subsequent fracture reduction or stabilization and vascular repair, if needed. (medscape.com)
- If there is no avulsion or fracture, then a mallet finger splint may be worn for up to eight weeks. (sportsinjuryclinic.net)
- If this is the case or in more complicated injuries where the tendon has come completely away from the bone, mallet finger surgery may be performed to reattach the tendon to the bone and realign any fractures. (sportsinjuryclinic.net)
- Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are used in the evaluation of complex distal radial fractures, for the assessment of associated injuries, and for preoperative and postoperative management. (medscape.com)
- Wrist injuries that result in pain, edema, crepitus, deformity, or ecchymosis should be evaluated for distal radial fractures. (medscape.com)
- Although long bone fractures are a common cause of compartment syndrome, other injuries are also a common antecedent to compartment syndrome. (medscape.com)
- Hand fractures are common injuries for athletes and active people. (burjeel.com)
- refers to dislocation of the radial head (proximal radioulnar joint) with fracture of the ulna. (burjeel.com)
- Fractura del extremo inferior del radio en la cual el fragmento inferior sufre desplazamiento posterior. (bvsalud.org)
- The distal radial fracture is the most common fracture of the forearm and accounts for approximately 16% of all skeletal fractures. (medscape.com)
- Most distal radial fractures are diagnosed by conventional radiography. (medscape.com)
- Delayed diagnosis of a distal radial fracture can lead to significant morbidity. (medscape.com)
- One example is the Universal Classification of Distal Radial Fractures (see Table 1). (medscape.com)
- Posteroanterior view of an adult left wrist demonstrates an impacted distal radial fracture. (medscape.com)
- In the treatment of fractures of the forearm, the radial bow and proper interosseous space must be maintained for normal motion to be achieved. (medscape.com)
- Forearm: Anatomy fractures are one of the most common fractures encountered in practice and are often associated with falling onto an outstretched hand Hand The hand constitutes the distal part of the upper limb and provides the fine, precise movements needed in activities of daily living. (lecturio.com)
- As a result of the complex arrangement of neurovascular structures surrounding the radius and ulna, surgical approaches to the forearm for fracture fixation require particular care in planning and execution. (medscape.com)
- We will work with you to determine the best way to treat your fracture, whether that means surgical intervention or non-surgical treatment. (burjeel.com)
- Majority of bone fractures occur because of high force impact or stress on a bone. (medindia.net)
- Specifically, your surgeon will look for the alignment and the stability of the fracture. (verywellhealth.com)
- A new study presented at the ICE/ENDO 2014, the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society in Chicago reveals that long-term intake of denosumab in postmenopausal women suffering from osteoporosis was linked with increased bone density, low rate of fractures and a favorable benefit/risk profile. (medindia.net)
- The treatments that reduce fracture risk by increasing bone density have important long-term effects. (medindia.net)
- This study showed that long-term treatment with denosumab was safe and resulted in continuing increases in bone density over the 8 years of treatment, with persistently low fracture rates. (medindia.net)
- This fracture is very painful with signs being pain where the thumb meets the wrist and difficulty moving the wrist. (lillypt.com)
- An X-ray or MRI may be used to determine if the tendon is torn or if there is an avulsion or a fracture to the end bone of the finger. (sportsinjuryclinic.net)
- If you suspect you have a hand fracture and cannot move the injured finger or knuckle, or if your finger or knuckle is deformed, swollen, or discolored, you should seek medical attention immediately. (burjeel.com)
- A Colles fracture results in a backward and outward position of the hand in relation to the wrist. (medlineplus.gov)
- A fall on the outstretched hand is a frequent occurrence and frequently ends in a Colles' fracture, a fracture of the distal inch of the radius and ulna beside the wrist. (blackcelebrationstore.com)
- What is a Hand Fracture? (burjeel.com)
- Hand fractures can be either open (where the bone breaks through the skin) or closed (where the bone does not break through the skin). (burjeel.com)
- Hand fractures are typically treated with a cast to immobilize and protect the injured area while it heals. (burjeel.com)
- What are the Most Common Types of Hand Fractures? (burjeel.com)
- What are the Symptoms of a Hand Fracture? (burjeel.com)
- The symptoms of a hand fracture can vary depending on the severity of the injury. (burjeel.com)
- How is a Hand Fracture Diagnosed? (burjeel.com)
- A doctor diagnoses a hand fracture through a physical examination and X-rays. (burjeel.com)
- How is a Hand Fracture Treated? (burjeel.com)
- A hand fracture is treated differently depending on the type of fracture. (burjeel.com)
- A simple fracture, which involves only one bone, is treated by placing a splint on the hand and wrist. (burjeel.com)
- Expert Hand Surgeons at Burjeel Hospital Dubai provide the best treatment for hand fractures. (burjeel.com)
- The reason it is called a Colles fracture is the surgeon who first described this injury pattern in the early 1800s. (verywellhealth.com)
- Dr. Abraham Colles was an Irish surgeon who described this injury and his name is still used today by many clinicians describing this injury pattern. (verywellhealth.com)
- In my experience, a true Colles fracture is actually a relatively unusual injury. (verywellhealth.com)
- While the location of this fracture is near to a true Colles fracture, it is clearly not the injury that Colles described. (verywellhealth.com)
- So be forewarned, when you leave the hospital emergency department, and they tell you that it's a Colles fracture, it is possible the injury may be slightly different. (verywellhealth.com)
- His 1872 publication documented nerve injury and subsequent contracture from compartment syndrome following supracondylar fracture. (medscape.com)
- Elevate your fractured wrist at least a couple of inches above your chest level for the first few days after the injury. (healthyjointsclub.com)
- Determining the proper treatment of a Colles fracture depends on a number of factors. (verywellhealth.com)
- The treatment principles of the AO group (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen ["working group for bone fusion issues"]) have revolutionized treatment of radius and ulna fractures. (medscape.com)
- Richard E. Buckley, MD. Excellent presentation on methods of treatment of calcaneal fractures. (orthopaedicweblinks.com)
- A classification for extraarticular distal radius fractures and indications for treatment. (orthopaedicweblinks.com)
- A fracture is a condition where the continuity of the bone is lost. (medindia.net)
- These fractures can be caused by a fall on an outstretched arm or a direct blow. (johnscreekpt.com)
- One of the most common types of distal radius fractures is called a Colles fracture. (verywellhealth.com)
- You may have been told you have a Colles fracture when in actuality you have a slightly different fracture pattern than what Colles described 200 years ago. (verywellhealth.com)
- All the roughly 3,000 women in this long-term extension of the trial took denosumab for up to 8 years, and overall, they showed a continued increase in their mean bone mineral density, with a cumulative 8-year gain of 18.4% at the lumbar spine and 8.3% at the total hip, with few fractures and a good safety profile. (medindia.net)
- These fractures are most frequently seen in older individuals, especially women. (lecturio.com)
- Among the almost 8,000 women originally enrolled in the FREEDOM trial, denosumab reduced their risk of vertebral fractures by 68%, reduced their risk of hip fractures by 40%, and reduced their risk of nonvertebral fractures by 20%, compared with placebo. (medindia.net)
- The women taking the drug had no increase in their overall risk of cancer, infection, cardiovascular disease, delayed fracture healing, or hypocalcemia. (medindia.net)
- [ 16 ] Measurements of less than 9 mm in adults suggest the presence of comminuted or impacted fractures of the distal radius. (medscape.com)