Rib fractures are breaks or cracks in the rib bones, which can occur at any location along the rib's length, often caused by direct trauma or severe coughing, and may result in pain, difficulty breathing, and increased risk of complications such as pneumonia.
A set of twelve curved bones which connect to the vertebral column posteriorly, and terminate anteriorly as costal cartilage. Together, they form a protective cage around the internal thoracic organs.
Breaks in bones.
The physiological restoration of bone tissue and function after a fracture. It includes BONY CALLUS formation and normal replacement of bone tissue.
Fractures of the FEMUR HEAD; the FEMUR NECK; (FEMORAL NECK FRACTURES); the trochanters; or the inter- or subtrochanteric region. Excludes fractures of the acetabulum and fractures of the femoral shaft below the subtrochanteric region (FEMORAL FRACTURES).
General or unspecified injuries to the chest area.
Fractures of the femur.
Breaks in bones resulting from low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration characteristic of OSTEOPOROSIS.
Broken bones in the vertebral column.
Hemorrhage within the pleural cavity.
The use of internal devices (metal plates, nails, rods, etc.) to hold the position of a fracture in proper alignment.
Multiple physical insults or injuries occurring simultaneously.
The use of metallic devices inserted into or through bone to hold a fracture in a set position and alignment while it heals.
A fracture in which the bone is splintered or crushed. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Automotive safety devices consisting of a bag designed to inflate upon collision and prevent passengers from pitching forward. (American Heritage Dictionary, 1982)
A radius fracture is a break in the bone that runs from the wrist to the elbow, located on the thumb-side of the forearm, which can occur at various sites such as near the wrist, middle of the bone or closer to the elbow.
Fractures occurring as a result of disease of a bone or from some undiscoverable cause, and not due to trauma. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Fractures due to the strain caused by repetitive exercise. They are thought to arise from a combination of MUSCLE FATIGUE and bone failure, and occur in situations where BONE REMODELING predominates over repair. The most common sites of stress fractures are the METATARSUS; FIBULA; TIBIA; and FEMORAL NECK.
Injuries caused by impact with a blunt object where there is no penetration of the skin.
Fractures of the short, constricted portion of the thigh bone between the femur head and the trochanters. It excludes intertrochanteric fractures which are HIP FRACTURES.
An abnormal hardening or increased density of bone tissue.
Accidents on streets, roads, and highways involving drivers, passengers, pedestrians, or vehicles. Traffic accidents refer to AUTOMOBILES (passenger cars, buses, and trucks), BICYCLING, and MOTORCYCLES but not OFF-ROAD MOTOR VEHICLES; RAILROADS nor snowmobiles.
Fractures of the larger bone of the forearm.
The outer margins of the thorax containing SKIN, deep FASCIA; THORACIC VERTEBRAE; RIBS; STERNUM; and MUSCLES.
The growth of INTESTINAL POLYPS. Growth processes include neoplastic (ADENOMA and CARCINOMA) and non-neoplastic (hyperplastic, mucosal, inflammatory, and other polyps).
The use of nails that are inserted into bone cavities in order to keep fractured bones together.
Classification system for assessing impact injury severity developed and published by the American Association for Automotive Medicine. It is the system of choice for coding single injuries and is the foundation for methods assessing multiple injuries or for assessing cumulative effects of more than one injury. These include Maximum AIS (MAIS), Injury Severity Score (ISS), and Probability of Death Score (PODS).
Fractures of the skull which may result from penetrating or nonpenetrating head injuries or rarely BONE DISEASES (see also FRACTURES, SPONTANEOUS). Skull fractures may be classified by location (e.g., SKULL FRACTURE, BASILAR), radiographic appearance (e.g., linear), or based upon cranial integrity (e.g., SKULL FRACTURE, DEPRESSED).
Fractures of the lower jaw.
Events, characteristics, or other definable entities that have the potential to bring about a change in a health condition or other defined outcome.
Break or rupture of a tooth or tooth root.
A complication of multiple rib fractures, rib and sternum fractures, or thoracic surgery. A portion of the chest wall becomes isolated from the thoracic cage and exhibits paradoxical respiration.
Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)
Injuries resulting in hemorrhage, usually manifested in the skin.

Injury to the first rib synchondrosis in a rugby footballer. (1/94)

Injuries to the first rib synchondrosis are uncommon in sport. The potential for serious complications following posterior displacement is similar to that seen with posterior sternoclavicular joint dislocation. Clinical examination and plain radiography may not provide a definitive diagnosis. Computerised tomography is the most appropriate imaging modality if this injury is suspected. Posterior dislocation of the first rib costal cartilage with an associated fracture of the posterior sternal aspect of the synchondrosis has not been previously reported.  (+info)

Thoracic paravertebral block: radiological evidence of contralateral spread anterior to the vertebral bodies. (2/94)

We report contralateral spread of contrast medium anterior to the vertebral bodies after injection of contrast through a thoracic paravertebral catheter that was used to manage pain in a patient with multiple fractured ribs. We review the literature and propose that the anatomical basis for this observation is spread in the extrapleural compartment of the thoracic paravertebral space along the subserous fascial plane.  (+info)

Reflex sympathetic dystrophy in hypophosphataemic osteomalacia with femoral neck fracture: a case report. (3/94)

We report a male patient who presented with suspicion of skeletal metastases based upon an abnormal 99-mTc bone scan, which showed increased uptake at both femoral heads, left femoral neck, and several ribs. The images also suggested reflex sympathetic dystrophy, subcapital fracture of the left femur, and rib fractures. A diagnosis of hypophosphataemic osteomalacia was finally made.  (+info)

First rib fracture: a hallmark of severe trauma. (4/94)

First rib fractures occurred in 55 patients. This injury is a harbinger of major trauma with 35 patients suffering a major chest injury, and abdominal and cardiac injuries occurring in 18 and eight patients respectively. The mortality associated with this injury was high (36.3%). Neurologic lesions accounted for the majority of deaths, however, unrecognized abdominal injuries and pulmonary complications were significant causes of mortality. Brachial plexus injury (5) and Horner's syndrome (3) occurred in survivors. Three patients had an associated injury of the subclavian artery, and the importance of this association is stressed. One late-developing post-traumatic thoracic outlet syndrome occurred. A fracture of the first rib is a hallmark of severe trauma; its presence should alert the clinician to: 1) generalized massive trauma with abdominal, chest, and cardiac injuries; 2) local injury to the subclavian artery and brachial plexus and; 3) necessity of long-term followup for late-developing sequelae.  (+info)

Mitral valve plasty for mitral regurgitation after blunt chest trauma. (5/94)

A 21 year-old woman was admitted to our hospital because of chest and back pain after blunt chest trauma. On admission, consciousness was clear and a physical examination showed labored breathing. Her vital signs were stable, but her breathing gradually worsened, and artificial respiration was started. The chest roentgenogram and a subsequent chest computed tomographic scans revealed contusions, hemothorax of the left lung and multiple rib fractures. A transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) revealed normal left ventricular wall motion and mild mitral regurgitation (MR). TTE was carried out repeatedly, and revealed gradually progressive MR and prolapse of the posterior medial leaflet, although there was no congestive heart failure. After her general condition had recovered, surgery was performed. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) revealed torn chordae at the posterior medial leaflet. The leaflet where the chorda was torn was cut and plicated, and posterior mitral annuloplasty was performed using a prosthetic ring. One month later following discharge, the MR had disappeared on TTE.  (+info)

Ipsilateral thoraco-lumbar anaesthesia and paravertebral spread after low thoracic paravertebral injection. (6/94)

We report ipsilateral thoraco-lumbar anaesthesia and paravertebral spread of contrast after injection through a thoracic paravertebral catheter that was placed at the right T8-9 spinal level for pain management in a patient with multiple fractured ribs. We review the literature and describe the subendothoracic fascial communication between the thoracic paravertebral space and the retroperitoneal lumbar paravertebral region, which we propose, is the anatomical basis for ipsilateral thoraco-lumbar anaesthesia and paravertebral spread of contrast in our patient.  (+info)

Rib fracture patterns and radiologic detection--a restraint-based comparison. (7/94)

This paper presents a study of the rib fracture patterns generated in simulated frontal collisions and the visibility of the rib fractures on plain film radiographs. Using 29 cadaver subjects, rib fractures were identified on oblique, lateral, and anteroposterior chest films by five radiologists independently and were compared with fractures found during a detailed necropsy. Physical, geometric, and experimental factors demonstrated an influence on the ability of a radiologist to identify rib fractures on an x-ray. Specifically, the restraint system configuration, the total number of fractures, the circumferential location of the fracture, the rib number, and the aspect (right or left) affected fracture identification. The results verify that torso belt loading produces rib fractures generally located along the path of the belt whereas superimposed airbag loading results in a more distributed and posterolateral fracture pattern. A higher proportion of rib fractures was identified on x-ray for occupants restrained by only a belt (44% of fractures) than for occupants restrained by both a belt and an airbag (24% of fractures). Overall, less than 40% of the rib fractures were detected upon an initial examination of radiographs. After being provided with the location of all fractures, detection increased to 49%. On average, occult rib fractures resulted in an average underreporting of injury severity of more than one AIS level.  (+info)

Driver and right-front passenger restraint system interaction, injury potential, and thoracic injury prediction. (8/94)

Restrained driver and right-front passenger kinematics and injury outcome in frontal collisions are compared using FARS data and human cadaver sled tests. The FARS data indicate that a frontal airbag may provide greater benefit for a passenger than for a driver. The thoracic injuries sustained by passenger subjects restrained by a force-limited, pretensioned belt and airbag are evaluated, and kinematics are compared to driver-side subjects. The injury-predictive ability of existing thoracic injury criteria is evaluated for passenger-side occupants. Driver and passenger kinematic differences are identified and the implications are discussed. The chest acceleration of the passenger-side subjects exhibited a bimodal profile with an initial (and global) maximum before the subject loaded the airbag. A second acceleration peak occurred as the subject loaded both the belt and the airbag. A similarly restrained driver-side subject loaded the belt and airbag concurrently at the time of peak chest acceleration and therefore did not exhibit this bimodal chest acceleration.  (+info)

Rib fractures are breaks or cracks in the bones that make up the rib cage, which is the protective structure around the lungs and heart. Rib fractures can result from direct trauma to the chest, such as from a fall, motor vehicle accident, or physical assault. They can also occur from indirect forces, such as during coughing fits in people with weakened bones (osteoporosis).

Rib fractures are painful and can make breathing difficult, particularly when taking deep breaths or coughing. In some cases, rib fractures may lead to complications like punctured lungs (pneumothorax) or collapsed lungs (atelectasis), especially if multiple ribs are broken in several places.

It is essential to seek medical attention for suspected rib fractures, as proper diagnosis and management can help prevent further complications and promote healing. Treatment typically involves pain management, breathing exercises, and, in some cases, immobilization or surgery.

In medical terms, ribs are the long, curved bones that make up the ribcage in the human body. They articulate with the thoracic vertebrae posteriorly and connect to the sternum anteriorly via costal cartilages. There are 12 pairs of ribs in total, and they play a crucial role in protecting the lungs and heart, allowing room for expansion and contraction during breathing. Ribs also provide attachment points for various muscles involved in respiration and posture.

A bone fracture is a medical condition in which there is a partial or complete break in the continuity of a bone due to external or internal forces. Fractures can occur in any bone in the body and can vary in severity from a small crack to a shattered bone. The symptoms of a bone fracture typically include pain, swelling, bruising, deformity, and difficulty moving the affected limb. Treatment for a bone fracture may involve immobilization with a cast or splint, surgery to realign and stabilize the bone, or medication to manage pain and prevent infection. The specific treatment approach will depend on the location, type, and severity of the fracture.

Fracture healing is the natural process by which a broken bone repairs itself. When a fracture occurs, the body responds by initiating a series of biological and cellular events aimed at restoring the structural integrity of the bone. This process involves the formation of a hematoma (a collection of blood) around the fracture site, followed by the activation of inflammatory cells that help to clean up debris and prepare the area for repair.

Over time, specialized cells called osteoblasts begin to lay down new bone matrix, or osteoid, along the edges of the broken bone ends. This osteoid eventually hardens into new bone tissue, forming a bridge between the fracture fragments. As this process continues, the callus (a mass of newly formed bone and connective tissue) gradually becomes stronger and more compact, eventually remodeling itself into a solid, unbroken bone.

The entire process of fracture healing can take several weeks to several months, depending on factors such as the severity of the injury, the patient's age and overall health, and the location of the fracture. In some cases, medical intervention may be necessary to help promote healing or ensure proper alignment of the bone fragments. This may include the use of casts, braces, or surgical implants such as plates, screws, or rods.

A hip fracture is a medical condition referring to a break in the upper part of the femur (thigh) bone, which forms the hip joint. The majority of hip fractures occur due to falls or direct trauma to the area. They are more common in older adults, particularly those with osteoporosis, a condition that weakens bones and makes them more prone to breaking. Hip fractures can significantly impact mobility and quality of life, often requiring surgical intervention and rehabilitation.

Thoracic injuries refer to damages or traumas that occur in the thorax, which is the part of the body that contains the chest cavity. The thorax houses vital organs such as the heart, lungs, esophagus, trachea, and major blood vessels. Thoracic injuries can range from blunt trauma, caused by impacts or compressions, to penetrating trauma, resulting from stabbing or gunshot wounds. These injuries may cause various complications, including but not limited to:

1. Hemothorax - bleeding into the chest cavity
2. Pneumothorax - collapsed lung due to air accumulation in the chest cavity
3. Tension pneumothorax - a life-threatening condition where trapped air puts pressure on the heart and lungs, impairing their function
4. Cardiac tamponade - compression of the heart caused by blood or fluid accumulation in the pericardial sac
5. Rib fractures, which can lead to complications like punctured lungs or internal bleeding
6. Tracheobronchial injuries, causing air leaks and difficulty breathing
7. Great vessel injuries, potentially leading to massive hemorrhage and hemodynamic instability

Immediate medical attention is required for thoracic injuries, as they can quickly become life-threatening due to the vital organs involved. Treatment may include surgery, chest tubes, medications, or supportive care, depending on the severity and type of injury.

A femoral fracture is a medical term that refers to a break in the thigh bone, which is the longest and strongest bone in the human body. The femur extends from the hip joint to the knee joint and is responsible for supporting the weight of the upper body and allowing movement of the lower extremity. Femoral fractures can occur due to various reasons such as high-energy trauma, low-energy trauma in individuals with weak bones (osteoporosis), or as a result of a direct blow to the thigh.

Femoral fractures can be classified into different types based on their location, pattern, and severity. Some common types of femoral fractures include:

1. Transverse fracture: A break that occurs straight across the bone.
2. Oblique fracture: A break that occurs at an angle across the bone.
3. Spiral fracture: A break that occurs in a helical pattern around the bone.
4. Comminuted fracture: A break that results in multiple fragments of the bone.
5. Open or compound fracture: A break in which the bone pierces through the skin.
6. Closed or simple fracture: A break in which the bone does not pierce through the skin.

Femoral fractures can cause severe pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty walking or bearing weight on the affected leg. Diagnosis typically involves a physical examination, medical history, and imaging tests such as X-rays or CT scans. Treatment may involve surgical intervention, including the use of metal rods, plates, or screws to stabilize the bone, followed by rehabilitation and physical therapy to restore mobility and strength.

Osteoporotic fractures are breaks or cracks in bones that occur as a result of osteoporosis, a condition characterized by weak and brittle bones. Osteoporosis causes bones to lose density and strength, making them more susceptible to fractures, even from minor injuries or falls.

The most common types of osteoporotic fractures are:

1. Hip fractures: These occur when the upper part of the thigh bone (femur) breaks, often due to a fall. Hip fractures can be serious and may require surgery and hospitalization.
2. Vertebral compression fractures: These occur when the bones in the spine (vertebrae) collapse, causing height loss, back pain, and deformity. They are often caused by everyday activities, such as bending or lifting.
3. Wrist fractures: These occur when the bones in the wrist break, often due to a fall. Wrist fractures are common in older adults with osteoporosis.
4. Other fractures: Osteoporotic fractures can also occur in other bones, such as the pelvis, ribs, and humerus (upper arm bone).

Prevention is key in managing osteoporosis and reducing the risk of osteoporotic fractures. This includes getting enough calcium and vitamin D, engaging in regular weight-bearing exercise, avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, and taking medications as prescribed by a healthcare provider.

A spinal fracture, also known as a vertebral compression fracture, is a break in one or more bones (vertebrae) of the spine. This type of fracture often occurs due to weakened bones caused by osteoporosis, but it can also result from trauma such as a car accident or a fall.

In a spinal fracture, the front part of the vertebra collapses, causing the height of the vertebra to decrease, while the back part of the vertebra remains intact. This results in a wedge-shaped deformity of the vertebra. Multiple fractures can lead to a hunched forward posture known as kyphosis or dowager's hump.

Spinal fractures can cause pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the back, legs, or arms, depending on the location and severity of the fracture. In some cases, spinal cord compression may occur, leading to more severe symptoms such as paralysis or loss of bladder and bowel control.

Hemothorax is a medical condition characterized by the presence of blood in the pleural space, which is the area between the lungs and the chest wall. This accumulation of blood can occur due to various reasons such as trauma, rupture of a blood vessel, or complications from lung or heart surgery.

The buildup of blood in the pleural space can cause the affected lung to collapse, leading to symptoms such as shortness of breath, chest pain, and cough. In severe cases, hemothorax can be life-threatening if not promptly diagnosed and treated. Treatment options may include chest tube drainage, blood transfusion, or surgery, depending on the severity and underlying cause of the condition.

Fracture fixation, internal, is a surgical procedure where a fractured bone is fixed using metal devices such as plates, screws, or rods that are implanted inside the body. This technique helps to maintain the alignment and stability of the broken bone while it heals. The implants may be temporarily or permanently left inside the body, depending on the nature and severity of the fracture. Internal fixation allows for early mobilization and rehabilitation, which can result in a faster recovery and improved functional outcome.

Multiple trauma, also known as polytrauma, is a medical term used to describe severe injuries to the body that are sustained in more than one place or region. It often involves damage to multiple organ systems and can be caused by various incidents such as traffic accidents, falls from significant heights, high-energy collisions, or violent acts.

The injuries sustained in multiple trauma may include fractures, head injuries, internal bleeding, chest and abdominal injuries, and soft tissue injuries. These injuries can lead to a complex medical situation requiring immediate and ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including emergency physicians, trauma surgeons, critical care specialists, nurses, rehabilitation therapists, and mental health providers.

Multiple trauma is a serious condition that can result in long-term disability or even death if not treated promptly and effectively.

Fracture fixation is a surgical procedure in orthopedic trauma surgery where a fractured bone is stabilized using various devices and techniques to promote proper healing and alignment. The goal of fracture fixation is to maintain the broken bone ends in correct anatomical position and length, allowing for adequate stability during the healing process.

There are two main types of fracture fixation:

1. Internal fixation: In this method, metal implants like plates, screws, or intramedullary rods are inserted directly into the bone to hold the fragments in place. These implants can be either removed or left in the body once healing is complete, depending on the type and location of the fracture.

2. External fixation: This technique involves placing pins or screws through the skin and into the bone above and below the fracture site. These pins are then connected to an external frame that maintains alignment and stability. External fixators are typically used when there is significant soft tissue damage, infection, or when internal fixation is not possible due to the complexity of the fracture.

The choice between internal and external fixation depends on various factors such as the type and location of the fracture, patient's age and overall health, surgeon's preference, and potential complications. Both methods aim to provide a stable environment for bone healing while minimizing the risk of malunion, nonunion, or deformity.

A comminuted fracture is a type of bone break where the bone is shattered into three or more pieces. This type of fracture typically occurs after high-energy trauma, such as a car accident or a fall from a great height. Commminuted fractures can also occur in bones that are weakened by conditions like osteoporosis or cancer. Because of the severity and complexity of comminuted fractures, they often require extensive treatment, which may include surgery to realign and stabilize the bone fragments using metal screws, plates, or rods.

An air bag is a type of vehicle safety device that uses a inflatable cushion to protect occupants from collision forces in the event of a car accident. When a crash occurs, a sensor triggers the inflation of the air bag, which then rapidly deploys and fills the space between the driver or passenger and the steering wheel or dashboard. This helps to absorb the impact and reduce the risk of injury. Air bags are typically installed in the steering wheel, dashboard, and sides of the vehicle, and they can significantly improve safety in the event of a crash. However, air bags can also pose a risk of injury if they deploy improperly or in certain types of crashes, so it is important for drivers to understand how they work and when they are most effective.

A radius fracture is a break in the bone that runs from the wrist to the elbow, located on the thumb side of the forearm. Radius fractures can occur as a result of a fall, direct blow to the forearm, or a high-energy collision such as a car accident. There are various types of radius fractures, including:

1. Distal radius fracture: A break at the end of the radius bone, near the wrist joint, which is the most common type of radius fracture.
2. Radial shaft fracture: A break in the middle portion of the radius bone.
3. Radial head and neck fractures: Breaks in the upper part of the radius bone, near the elbow joint.
4. Comminuted fracture: A complex radius fracture where the bone is broken into multiple pieces.
5. Open (compound) fracture: A radius fracture with a wound or laceration in the skin, allowing for communication between the outside environment and the fractured bone.
6. Intra-articular fracture: A radius fracture that extends into the wrist joint or elbow joint.
7. Torus (buckle) fracture: A stable fracture where one side of the bone is compressed, causing it to buckle or bend, but not break completely through.

Symptoms of a radius fracture may include pain, swelling, tenderness, bruising, deformity, limited mobility, and in some cases, numbness or tingling in the fingers. Treatment options depend on the type and severity of the fracture but can range from casting to surgical intervention with implant fixation.

Spontaneous fractures are bone breaks that occur without any identifiable trauma or injury. They are typically caused by underlying medical conditions that weaken the bones, making them more susceptible to breaking under normal stress or weight. The most common cause of spontaneous fractures is osteoporosis, a condition characterized by weak and brittle bones. Other potential causes include various bone diseases, certain cancers, long-term use of corticosteroids, and genetic disorders affecting bone strength.

It's important to note that while the term "spontaneous" implies that the fracture occurred without any apparent cause, it is usually the result of an underlying medical condition. Therefore, if you experience a spontaneous fracture, seeking medical attention is crucial to diagnose and manage the underlying cause to prevent future fractures and related complications.

Stress fractures are defined as small cracks or severe bruising in bones that occur from repetitive stress or overuse. They most commonly occur in weight-bearing bones, such as the legs and feet, but can also occur in the arms, hips, and back. Stress fractures differ from regular fractures because they typically do not result from a single, traumatic event. Instead, they are caused by repeated stress on the bone that results in microscopic damage over time. Athletes, military personnel, and individuals who engage in high-impact activities or have weak bones (osteoporosis) are at increased risk of developing stress fractures. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, tenderness, and difficulty walking or bearing weight on the affected bone.

Nonpenetrating wounds are a type of trauma or injury to the body that do not involve a break in the skin or underlying tissues. These wounds can result from blunt force trauma, such as being struck by an object or falling onto a hard surface. They can also result from crushing injuries, where significant force is applied to a body part, causing damage to internal structures without breaking the skin.

Nonpenetrating wounds can cause a range of injuries, including bruising, swelling, and damage to internal organs, muscles, bones, and other tissues. The severity of the injury depends on the force of the trauma, the location of the impact, and the individual's overall health and age.

While nonpenetrating wounds may not involve a break in the skin, they can still be serious and require medical attention. If you have experienced blunt force trauma or suspect a nonpenetrating wound, it is important to seek medical care to assess the extent of the injury and receive appropriate treatment.

A femoral neck fracture is a type of hip fracture that occurs in the narrow, vertical section of bone just below the ball of the femur (thigh bone) that connects to the hip socket. This area is called the femoral neck. Femoral neck fractures can be categorized into different types based on their location and the direction of the fractured bone.

These fractures are typically caused by high-energy trauma, such as car accidents or falls from significant heights, in younger individuals. However, in older adults, particularly those with osteoporosis, femoral neck fractures can also result from low-energy trauma, like a simple fall from standing height.

Femoral neck fractures are often serious and require prompt medical attention. Treatment usually involves surgery to realign and stabilize the broken bone fragments, followed by rehabilitation to help regain mobility and strength. Potential complications of femoral neck fractures include avascular necrosis (loss of blood flow to the femoral head), nonunion or malunion (improper healing), and osteoarthritis in the hip joint.

Osteosclerosis is a medical term that refers to an abnormal thickening and increased density of bone tissue. This condition can occur as a result of various diseases or conditions, such as certain types of bone cancer, Paget's disease of bone, fluoride poisoning, or chronic infection of the bone. Osteosclerosis can also be seen in some benign conditions, such as osteopetrosis, which is a rare genetic disorder characterized by an excessively hard and dense skeleton.

In some cases, osteosclerosis may not cause any symptoms and may only be discovered on X-rays or other imaging studies. However, in other cases, it can lead to complications such as bone pain, fractures, or deformities. Treatment for osteosclerosis depends on the underlying cause of the condition and may include medications, surgery, or other therapies.

Traffic accidents are incidents that occur when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, a pedestrian, an animal, or a stationary object, resulting in damage or injury. These accidents can be caused by various factors such as driver error, distracted driving, drunk driving, speeding, reckless driving, poor road conditions, and adverse weather conditions. Traffic accidents can range from minor fender benders to severe crashes that result in serious injuries or fatalities. They are a significant public health concern and cause a substantial burden on healthcare systems, emergency services, and society as a whole.

An ulna fracture is a break in the ulna bone, which is one of the two long bones in the forearm. The ulna is located on the pinky finger side of the forearm and functions to support the elbow joint and assist in rotation and movement of the forearm. Ulna fractures can occur at various points along the bone, including the shaft, near the wrist, or at the elbow end of the bone. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness, deformity, limited mobility, and in some cases, numbness or tingling in the fingers. Treatment typically involves immobilization with a cast or splint, followed by rehabilitation exercises to restore strength and range of motion. In severe cases, surgery may be required to realign and stabilize the fractured bone.

The thoracic wall refers to the anatomical structure that surrounds and protects the chest cavity or thorax, which contains the lungs, heart, and other vital organs. It is composed of several components:

1. Skeletal framework: This includes the 12 pairs of ribs, the sternum (breastbone) in the front, and the thoracic vertebrae in the back. The upper seven pairs of ribs are directly attached to the sternum in the front through costal cartilages. The lower five pairs of ribs are not directly connected to the sternum but are joined to the ribs above them.
2. Muscles: The thoracic wall contains several muscles, including the intercostal muscles (located between the ribs), the scalene muscles (at the side and back of the neck), and the serratus anterior muscle (on the sides of the chest). These muscles help in breathing by expanding and contracting the ribcage.
3. Soft tissues: The thoracic wall also contains various soft tissues, such as fascia, nerves, blood vessels, and fat. These structures support the functioning of the thoracic organs and contribute to the overall stability and protection of the chest cavity.

The primary function of the thoracic wall is to protect the vital organs within the chest cavity while allowing for adequate movement during respiration. Additionally, it provides a stable base for the attachment of various muscles involved in upper limb movement and posture.

Intestinal polyposis is a condition characterized by the presence of multiple polyps in the inner lining (mucosa) of the intestines. These polyps are abnormal growths that protrude from the intestinal wall and can vary in size, number, and type. Some common types of polyps include adenomatous, hyperplastic, and inflammatory polyps.

Intestinal polyposis can occur throughout the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine (colon). The condition can be inherited or acquired, and it is often associated with various genetic syndromes such as familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, juvenile polyposis syndrome, and Lynch syndrome.

Depending on the type, size, and number of polyps, intestinal polyposis can increase the risk of developing colorectal cancer and other gastrointestinal malignancies. Regular surveillance, monitoring, and removal of polyps are essential for managing this condition and preventing complications.

Intramedullary fracture fixation is a surgical technique used to stabilize and align bone fractures. In this procedure, a metal rod or nail is inserted into the marrow cavity (intramedullary canal) of the affected bone, spanning the length of the fracture. The rod is then secured to the bone using screws or other fixation devices on either side of the fracture. This provides stability and helps maintain proper alignment during the healing process.

The benefits of intramedullary fixation include:

1. Load sharing: The intramedullary rod shares some of the load bearing capacity with the bone, which can help reduce stress on the healing bone.
2. Minimal soft tissue dissection: Since the implant is inserted through the medullary canal, there is less disruption to the surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments compared to other fixation methods.
3. Biomechanical stability: Intramedullary fixation provides rotational and bending stiffness, which helps maintain proper alignment of the fracture fragments during healing.
4. Early mobilization: Patients with intramedullary fixation can often begin weight bearing and rehabilitation exercises earlier than those with other types of fixation, leading to faster recovery times.

Common indications for intramedullary fracture fixation include long bone fractures in the femur, tibia, humerus, and fibula, as well as certain pelvic and spinal fractures. However, the choice of fixation method depends on various factors such as patient age, fracture pattern, location, and associated injuries.

The Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) is a standardized system used by healthcare professionals to classify the severity of traumatic injuries. The scale assigns a score from 1 to 6 to each injury, with 1 indicating minor injuries and 6 indicating maximal severity or currently untreatable injuries.

The AIS scores are based on anatomical location, type of injury, and physiological response to the injury. For example, a simple fracture may be assigned an AIS score of 2, while a life-threatening head injury may be assigned a score of 5 or 6.

The AIS is used in conjunction with other scoring systems, such as the Injury Severity Score (ISS) and the New Injury Severity Score (NISS), to assess the overall severity of injuries sustained in a traumatic event. These scores can help healthcare professionals make informed decisions about patient care, triage, and resource allocation.

A skull fracture is a break in one or more of the bones that form the skull. It can occur from a direct blow to the head, penetrating injuries like gunshot wounds, or from strong rotational forces during an accident. There are several types of skull fractures, including:

1. Linear Skull Fracture: This is the most common type, where there's a simple break in the bone without any splintering, depression, or displacement. It often doesn't require treatment unless it's near a sensitive area like an eye or ear.

2. Depressed Skull Fracture: In this type, a piece of the skull is pushed inward toward the brain. Surgery may be needed to relieve pressure on the brain and repair the fracture.

3. Diastatic Skull Fracture: This occurs along the suture lines (the fibrous joints between the skull bones) that haven't fused yet, often seen in infants and young children.

4. Basilar Skull Fracture: This involves fractures at the base of the skull. It can be serious due to potential injury to the cranial nerves and blood vessels located in this area.

5. Comminuted Skull Fracture: In this severe type, the bone is shattered into many pieces. These fractures usually require extensive surgical repair.

Symptoms of a skull fracture can include pain, swelling, bruising, bleeding (if there's an open wound), and in some cases, clear fluid draining from the ears or nose (cerebrospinal fluid leak). Severe fractures may cause brain injury, leading to symptoms like confusion, loss of consciousness, seizures, or neurological deficits. Immediate medical attention is necessary for any suspected skull fracture.

A mandibular fracture is a break or crack in the lower jaw (mandible) bone. It can occur at any point along the mandible, but common sites include the condyle (the rounded end near the ear), the angle (the curved part of the jaw), and the symphysis (the area where the two halves of the jaw meet in the front). Mandibular fractures are typically caused by trauma, such as a direct blow to the face or a fall. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, bruising, difficulty chewing or speaking, and malocclusion (misalignment) of the teeth. Treatment usually involves immobilization with wires or screws to allow the bone to heal properly.

Epidemiologic factors are elements that contribute to the occurrence, distribution, and determinants of a health-related event or disease in a specific population. These factors can include demographic characteristics (such as age, sex, race/ethnicity), genetic predisposition, environmental exposures, behavioral risks, and societal structures. By identifying and analyzing epidemiologic factors, public health professionals can develop strategies to prevent or control diseases and health conditions within a population.

A tooth fracture is a dental health condition characterized by a break or crack in the tooth structure. It can occur in different parts of the tooth, including the crown (the visible part), root, or filling. Tooth fractures can result from various factors such as trauma, biting or chewing on hard objects, grinding or clenching teeth, and having large, old amalgam fillings that weaken the tooth structure over time. Depending on the severity and location of the fracture, it may cause pain, sensitivity, or affect the tooth's functionality and appearance. Treatment options for tooth fractures vary from simple bonding to root canal treatment or even extraction in severe cases. Regular dental check-ups are essential for early detection and management of tooth fractures.

Flail chest is a serious injury to the thorax characterized by a segment of the chest wall that moves paradoxically in relation to the rest of the chest wall during respiration. This occurs due to multiple rib fractures at two or more places, resulting in a free-floating section of the chest wall that is not connected to the sternum or spine.

During inspiration, when the chest normally expands, the flail segment moves inward, and during expiration, it moves outward, which can lead to significant impairment of ventilation and oxygenation. Flail chest can result from high-impact trauma such as motor vehicle accidents or falls, and it is often associated with underlying lung contusions or other injuries. It requires immediate medical attention and may necessitate mechanical ventilation and surgical stabilization of the rib cage to prevent complications such as pneumonia and respiratory failure.

An encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference work containing articles on various topics, usually arranged in alphabetical order. In the context of medicine, a medical encyclopedia is a collection of articles that provide information about a wide range of medical topics, including diseases and conditions, treatments, tests, procedures, and anatomy and physiology. Medical encyclopedias may be published in print or electronic formats and are often used as a starting point for researching medical topics. They can provide reliable and accurate information on medical subjects, making them useful resources for healthcare professionals, students, and patients alike. Some well-known examples of medical encyclopedias include the Merck Manual and the Stedman's Medical Dictionary.

A contusion is a medical term for a bruise. It's a type of injury that occurs when blood vessels become damaged or broken as a result of trauma to the body. This trauma can be caused by a variety of things, such as a fall, a blow, or a hit. When the blood vessels are damaged, blood leaks into the surrounding tissues, causing the area to become discolored and swollen.

Contusions can occur anywhere on the body, but they are most common in areas that are more likely to be injured, such as the knees, elbows, and hands. In some cases, a contusion may be accompanied by other injuries, such as fractures or sprains.

Most contusions will heal on their own within a few days or weeks, depending on the severity of the injury. Treatment typically involves rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) to help reduce swelling and pain. In some cases, over-the-counter pain medications may also be recommended to help manage discomfort.

If you suspect that you have a contusion, it's important to seek medical attention if the injury is severe or if you experience symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, or loss of consciousness. These could be signs of a more serious injury and require immediate medical attention.

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  • When several ribs are broken in several places a flail chest results. (wikipedia.org)
  • Flail chest and first rib fractures are high-energy injuries and should prompt investigation of damage to underlying viscera (e.g., lung contusion) or remotely (e.g., cervical spine injury). (wikipedia.org)
  • 7 days) was associated with an increased Injury Severity Score (median score, 24), greater number of rib fractures (median, 6), higher rate of lung contusion, and flail chest (35.3% of patients). (medscape.com)
  • Multiple fractures can present as flail chest, which is present when paradoxical respiratory movement occurs in a segment of the chest wall. (medscape.com)
  • If multiple rib fractures occur along the midlateral (red arrows) or anterior chest wall (blue arrows), a flail chest (dotted black lines) may result. (medscape.com)
  • The most common mechanism of injury was motor vehicle collision (554 [50.3%]), 253 patients (22.9%) had ≥5 rib fractures, and 53 patients (4.8%) had a flail chest. (arizona.edu)
  • One serious type of rib fracture is flail chest or flail segments. (icts.com.sg)
  • There are a variety of types of rib and torso injuries an auto accident victim can suffer from, including Flail Chest, soft-tissue rib injuries and broken or fractured ribs. (phillipslaw.com)
  • A Flail Chest injury happens when a cluster of consecutive ribs are fractured. (phillipslaw.com)
  • The fatality rate of rib and torso injury victims who experience Flail Chest is 50 percent. (phillipslaw.com)
  • Pain control is fundamental to the management of rib fractures to decrease chest wall splinting and alveolar collapse in order to clear pulmonary secretions. (medscape.com)
  • Initial management of rib fractures is done in the emergency department. (dubeortho.com)
  • With regard to specific management of rib fractures, pain control is the first step forward. (dubeortho.com)
  • therefore the presence of rib fractures in children is evidence of a significant amount of force and may indicate severe thoracic injuries such as pulmonary contusion. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rib fractures often occur with other chest and organ injuries. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Simple rib fractures are the most common injury sustained following blunt chest trauma , accounting for more than half of thoracic injuries from nonpenetrating trauma. (medscape.com)
  • Motor vehicle accidents were associated with 51.6% of injuries, and blunt chest injury accounted for 95% of rib fractures. (medscape.com)
  • Patients with minor rib injuries who are able to cough and clear secretions may be discharged with adequate analgesic medications. (medscape.com)
  • Displaced rib fractures can lead to life-threatening injuries such as: hemopneumothorax, pneumothorax, pneumonia, internal bleeding, laceration of internal organs and lung contusions. (rollcall.com)
  • Had serious auto accident 3/2020- 3 weeks Ortho Trauma.Injuries not healing or radiologist sees former fractures? (healthtap.com)
  • Radiographs can depict bony trauma, and rib fractures are among the most commonly identified injuries to the chest. (medscape.com)
  • The clavicle (C) and scapula (S) are often involved in injuries that include rib fractures. (medscape.com)
  • The significance of a first rib fracture is the association with cervical spine trauma, multiple rib fractures or life-threatening vascular injuries. (medscape.com)
  • Historically, fractures of ribs 1-3 have been associated with injuries of the brachial plexus and major vessels. (medscape.com)
  • Isolated first rib fractures are seen in association with cranial and maxillofacial injuries and are probably secondary to avulsion of the first rib by its muscular attachment rather than direct trauma to the rib, which is relatively protected. (medscape.com)
  • Most complications from rib fractures result from concomitant injuries. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Secondary surveys looking for fractures elsewhere must be conducted, especially if the patient has sustained injuries from a road traffic accident. (dubeortho.com)
  • NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Saints placed quarterback Drew Brees on injured reserve Friday, meaning he'll miss at least three games with rib injuries. (breitbart.com)
  • While the curved design of the ribs makes them naturally resistant to injury, rib fractures are still fairly common injuries and are usually caused by trauma to the chest. (icts.com.sg)
  • It is also likely that the trauma leading to the rib fracture could have caused other injuries in the body. (icts.com.sg)
  • This is especially useful if there has been a delay in receiving treatment, or if it is likely that the trauma leading to the rib fracture could have caused other injuries as well. (icts.com.sg)
  • North America is the prominent regional market for Rib Fracture Repair Systems due to the growing demand for Rib Fracture Repair Systems in the region for treating sports related injuries and trauma cases. (marketresearchblog.org)
  • Thirty-six victims had 39 serious injuries in the chest or abdomen: fracture of ≥ 3 ribs (35 cases), aortic dissection (two), lung contusion (one) and rupture of the heart (one). (nih.gov)
  • Soft-tissue rib injuries usually accompany rib fractures. (phillipslaw.com)
  • Unfortunately, these types of rib and torso injuries are less likely to completely recover from blunt force trauma caused by an auto accident and often can result in permanent pain. (phillipslaw.com)
  • Treatment of these types of injuries depends on which rib the injury occurred and the severity of the injury experienced. (phillipslaw.com)
  • The median length of stay for the workers reported by hospitals was three days, ranging from a low of two days among workers with head injuries including skull fractures to three days for all other types of injuries. (cdc.gov)
  • Treatment options for internal fixation/repair of rib fractures include: Judet and/or sanchez plates/struts are a metal plate with strips that bend around the rib and then is further secured with sutures. (wikipedia.org)
  • Therefore, the focus will be on a comprehensive review but also including tips and tricks from the most experienced surgeons around the country who are performing internal fixation for rib fractures. (ctsqena.com)
  • Under this circumstance, rib -transverse process internal fixation method was developed and widely performed for above patients at present. (bvsalud.org)
  • Rib -transverse process internal fixation was not performed in this case since the patients combined with transverse process fracture. (bvsalud.org)
  • The novel type of core internal fixation implants and devices will escalate the growth opportunities for rib fracture repair system market. (marketresearchblog.org)
  • This type of fracture requires at least 2 segmental fractures in each of 3 adjacent ribs, the costal cartilages, or the sternum (see the image below). (medscape.com)
  • This refers to a condition where multiple adjacent ribs are broken in multiple places. (icts.com.sg)
  • There are different specialist rib fixation systems on the market. (wikipedia.org)
  • Abandoned in the past, due to inadequate instrumentation and lack of evidence, rib fixation has recently re-emerged as a treatment option for trauma patients. (ctsqena.com)
  • However, as a result, there has been a rapid increase in literature and many institutions interested in initiating rib fixation programs. (ctsqena.com)
  • Rib fractures usually occur from a direct blow to the chest such as during a motor vehicle collision or from a crush injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has also been known to cause thoracic injury, including but not limited to rib and sternum fractures. (wikipedia.org)
  • While for elderly individuals a fall can cause a rib fracture, in adults automobile accidents are a common event for such an injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rib fractures are also a sign of more serious injury in elderly people. (wikipedia.org)
  • The risk of developing a rib fracture after an injury increases with age. (medlineplus.gov)
  • [ 1 ] These fractures are rarely life-threatening in themselves but can be an external marker of more severe visceral injury inside the abdomen and the chest. (medscape.com)
  • The most common mechanism of injury for rib fractures in elderly persons is a fall from height or from standing. (medscape.com)
  • [ 11 ] Because first and second rib fractures are often associated with vascular injury, ED physicians should consider angiography for such patients, especially if symptoms and signs of neurovascular compromise are present. (medscape.com)
  • Justin Herbert fought through what appeared to be a brutal rib injury near the end of their loss to the Chiefs on Thursday night. (yahoo.com)
  • What can doctors do for a rib fracture that healed incorrectly and still causes pain years after injury? (healthtap.com)
  • The chest trauma that results from a motor vehicle accident may result in injury to the sternum, the ribs, and the heart, aorta, and lungs. (medscape.com)
  • The location of specific rib fractures is an important indicator of related injury. (medscape.com)
  • CT angiography (CTA) should be considered in stable patients with first rib fractures if there are absent or decreased upper extremity pulses, regional hemorrhage, and/or brachial plexus injury. (medscape.com)
  • this pattern of fractures may signify injury to the adjacent subclavian vein and brachial plexus. (medscape.com)
  • An inward displacement of the rib fracture fragments at the time of the injury may lacerate the lung parenchyma and produce a pneumothorax, with a possible hemothorax. (medscape.com)
  • One or more ribs can be fractured due to blunt chest injury. (msdmanuals.com)
  • In individuals who have had a single rib fracture, in the absence of any underlying injury to the lungs or other structures, no specific treatment is required. (dubeortho.com)
  • New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has suffered an injury including "multiple ribs fractures on both sides of his chest and a collapsed lung on the right side," according to ESPN's Ed Werder. (newsquickies.com)
  • According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Brees' multiple-injury incident first began when he played against the 49ers in Week 10 with a cracked rib. (newsquickies.com)
  • He left Sunday's game at the beginning of the second half due to his injury, which had initially been ruled as a rib contusion before MRI results showed just how bad it was. (newsquickies.com)
  • Since the first rib is protected very well by the overlying soft tissue and bones, its fracture is a major injury and a considerable force is required to do it. (tanaffosjournal.ir)
  • INTRODUCTION The Rib Injury Guidelines (RIG) were developed to guide triage of traumatic rib fracture patients to home, regular floor, or intensive care unit (ICU) and standardize care. (arizona.edu)
  • CONCLUSION Rib Injury Guidelines are safe and effectively define triage of rib fracture patients with an overall reduction in ICU admissions, shorter hospital LOS, and no readmissions. (arizona.edu)
  • Driven into the ground by a defender and later seen pointing to the right side of his chest, Brees was ruled out with a rib injury. (footballguys.com)
  • Skull radiography has been supplanted by CT in characterizing skull fractures in the setting of acute traumatic brain injury, though it may be useful in limited circumstances, such as radiopaque foreign bodies. (medscape.com)
  • The causative forces and fracture pattern, type, extent, and position are important in assessing the sustained injury. (medscape.com)
  • A case of thoracic aortic injury caused by multiple rib fractures. (bvsalud.org)
  • Thoracic aortic injury with multiple rib fractures were diagnosed basing on image date and emergency CWS was performed for this patient . (bvsalud.org)
  • According to the data from American Medical Society for Sports Medicine in 2014, around 1.58 Mn children's encountered a sports related injury, chronic enough to refer to the emergency rooms, such instances are anticipated to fuel the growth in rib fracture repair systems market. (marketresearchblog.org)
  • Most rowers will experience the stress fractures on one side predominantly but they can occur on both sides with repeated injury. (batlogic.net)
  • He won 20 games in a row before sustaining a rib injury against Carlos Alcaraz in the Indian Wells semi-finals. (sportsnewsinternational.com)
  • His rib injury has already hindered his scheduled preparation for the upcoming French Open. (sportsnewsinternational.com)
  • One of the most common types of injury experienced in Phoenix auto accidents are classified as a rib or torso injury. (phillipslaw.com)
  • Each year, more than two million car crashes across the country involve some form of blunt chest trauma that typically results in a rib or torso injury. (phillipslaw.com)
  • If you or a loved one has been involved in an Arizona collision that was caused by the action of another and you suffered a rib or torso injury as a result, you may be eligible to pursue legal recourse for your condition. (phillipslaw.com)
  • The rib cage is intended to protect the bodys vital organs from injury. (phillipslaw.com)
  • A rib or torso injury can be extremely painful, as ribs are designed to move with every breath. (phillipslaw.com)
  • Simply breathing can leave a rib or torso injury victim to suffer excruciating pain. (phillipslaw.com)
  • This type of injury is characterized by the damage of the soft-tissue surrounding the rib bone. (phillipslaw.com)
  • If you believe that you have suffered a rib or torso injury after being involved in an auto accident, it is important that you seek medical attention right away. (phillipslaw.com)
  • We urge you to consult with an attorney who is well-versed in Arizona law as soon as possible if you or a loved one has suffered a rib or torso injury as a result of another persons actions, whether through negligence or malicious intent. (phillipslaw.com)
  • At Phillips Law Group , our rib and torso injury attorneys have the skills and the resources necessary to successfully litigate your injury claim. (phillipslaw.com)
  • If you are unsure if you have cause to file a Phoenix rib and torso injury claim, contact our injury attorneys that are basd in Phoenix, AZ today to schedule a free initial case evaluation. (phillipslaw.com)
  • For more information on the legal rights which may be available to Arizona rib and torso injury victims and their families or to schedule a confidential, no-obligation consultation with a member of our legal team, please complete the Free Case Review form on this page. (phillipslaw.com)
  • The commonest musculoskeletal injury was fracture: tibial fracture with 509 cases (49.8%) comprised the largest proportion. (who.int)
  • Fractures of the first or second ribs are more likely to be associated with complications. (wikipedia.org)
  • While fractured ribs can be wrapped, this may increase complications. (wikipedia.org)
  • medical citation needed] Nerve blocks may be used to help with pain and reduce respiratory complications related to rib fractures. (wikipedia.org)
  • People with asthma or emphysema are at increased risk of developing complications from a rib fracture, such as breathing problems or infections. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Isolated rib fractures are painful but rarely cause complications. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Young healthy patients and those with 1 or 2 rib fractures rarely develop these complications. (msdmanuals.com)
  • This is because rib fractures can be accompanied by complications such as accumulation of blood in the space surrounding the lung (called hemothorax) or excessive air in this same space (called pneumothorax). (dubeortho.com)
  • Since the ribs protect the organs located in the chest and aid in breathing, a rib fracture can sometimes lead to serious complications if left untreated. (icts.com.sg)
  • This is known as a displaced rib fracture and is more likely to result in complications such as punctured lungs. (icts.com.sg)
  • The sternum consists of the manubrium (M), the body (S), and the xiphoid (X). The ribs articulate with the sternum via the costochondral (CC) junction. (medscape.com)
  • A fractured or broken rib refers to a crack or a break in one of the bones in the rib cage, which comprises 12 pairs of ribs and their attachment by cartilage to the sternum. (icts.com.sg)
  • Anteroposterior (AP) and lateral chest films are used routinely to assist in the diagnosis of rib fractures, yet sensitivity as low as 50% has been reported. (medscape.com)
  • Adult (18 years or older) blunt trauma patients with a diagnosis of at least one rib fracture on computed tomography imaging were included. (arizona.edu)
  • CT scan is the criterion standard modality for aiding in the diagnosis of skull fractures. (medscape.com)
  • Surgical stabilization of multiple rib fractures in an Asian populatio" by Weiwei He, Yi Yang et al. (lsuhsc.edu)
  • Background: There is no consensus on the effectiveness of surgical stabilization in multiple rib fractures in Asia, especially among patients with a non-flail rib fracture pattern. (lsuhsc.edu)
  • We aim to synthesize the evidence on the effectiveness of surgical stabilization of rib fractures (SSRF) in an Asian population with multiple nonflail rib fractures. (lsuhsc.edu)
  • Chest wall stabilization (CWS) has been widely performed in patients with multiple rib fractures all over the world in the past two decades with satisfactory outcomes. (bvsalud.org)
  • Rib fractures can occur with or without direct trauma during recreational activity. (wikipedia.org)
  • In other words, the fractures can occur on any rib depending on where the trauma takes place. (dubeortho.com)
  • Rib fractures can occur following blunt trauma to the chest. (dubeortho.com)
  • Rib fractures can also occur following repeated chest movements, or even prolonged bouts of severe coughing. (icts.com.sg)
  • Former Oregon and now Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert was diagnosed with a rib cartilage fracture, according to reports from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. (superwestsports.com)
  • The coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, Brandon Staley, declared himself relieved this Friday that his 'quarterback' Justin Herbert was diagnosed with a rib cartilage fracture and not, as he feared, in the rib. (actionpush.com)
  • Rafael Nadal sustained a rib stress fracture just before the start of the clay season after a stunning start to 2022. (sportsnewsinternational.com)
  • Right sided pneumothorax and rib fractures Two broken ribs as seen on parasagittal CT There is no specific treatment for rib fractures, but various supportive measures can be taken. (wikipedia.org)
  • 7 years ago I suddenly got the most intense pain I've ever experienced in my left rib cage that lasted for 6-8 weeks. (healthtap.com)
  • Frontal image of the rib cage. (medscape.com)
  • With a fractured left costal cartilage, which affects the rib cage, Golden State Warriors guard Andrew Wiggins is doubtful for Friday's Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers. (pub100s.com)
  • This posteroanterior (PA) view radiograph of an infant with achondrogenesis type II shows the relatively large calvaria with normal cranial ossification, short and flared thorax, bell-shaped cage and shorter ribs without fractures, relatively well ossified iliac bone with long crescent-shaped medial and inferior margins, and short tubular bones. (medscape.com)
  • A rib fracture is a break in a rib bone. (wikipedia.org)
  • The plate is positioned over the rib and screwed into the bone at the desired position. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cancers that metastasize to bone (eg, prostate, breast, renal) frequently become apparent in a rib. (medscape.com)
  • Objectives This study was designed to evaluate the bone regeneration effects of Sintongchukea-tang (SC) on rib fractured rats. (kci.go.kr)
  • Conclusions As described above, SC promoted fracture healing by stimulating the bone regeneration factor. (kci.go.kr)
  • A transverse temporal bone fracture is shown in the image below. (medscape.com)
  • Most surgeons prefer to elevate depressed skull fractures if the depressed segment is more than 5 mm below the inner table of adjacent bone. (medscape.com)
  • Administration of magnesium sulfate injection to pregnant women longer than 5-7 days may lead to low calcium levels and bone problems in the developing baby or fetus, including thin bones, called osteopenia, and bone breaks, called fractures. (fda.gov)
  • Approximately 10% of all patients admitted after blunt chest trauma have one or more rib fractures. (medscape.com)
  • Peek et al performed a retrospective study of 564,798 patients with one or more rib fractures, using the National Trauma Data Bank, and 44.9% had polytrauma and 49.5% were admitted to the ICU, with a quarter of the ICU patients requiring invasive mechanical ventilatory support. (medscape.com)
  • In a study, by Ochi et al, of Japanese patients with rheumatoid arthritis who were followed over a mean duration of 5.2 years, 13.5% reported incident fractures, with rib fractures being the most common fractures in men and vertebral fractures being the most common fractures in women, followed by rib fractures. (medscape.com)
  • The research team documented that acupuncture provides significant long lasting pain relief for rib fracture patients. (healthcmi.com)
  • especially in older patients or patients with multiple fractures. (msdmanuals.com)
  • As a result, older patients have high mortality rates (up to 20%) when presenting with multiple rib fractures. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Typically, patients have a background history of trauma when they present to the emergency department with a fracture. (dubeortho.com)
  • However, in patients who had three or more rib fractures, admission to intensive care may be warranted. (dubeortho.com)
  • The researchers conclude that "larger and more collaborative efforts among healthcare providers, policymakers, and patients are needed to prevent hip fractures and improve the treatment gap and post-fracture care, especially in men and the oldest old. (medscape.com)
  • More targeted screening for osteoporosis would help," he said, "as would treating patients for it following other minimal trauma fractures (vertebral, distal radius, and humerus, etc) since if left untreated about 50% of these patients will have hip fractures later in life. (medscape.com)
  • Methods: The MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews were searched in this systematic literature review and meta-analysis to identify studies conducted in Asia that included patients with multiple non-flail rib fractures in at least one of their treatment groups. (lsuhsc.edu)
  • In conclusion, it seems that SC helps to promote fracture regeneration and it can be used clinically to patients with fracture. (kci.go.kr)
  • Contrast-enhanced MRI or CT may be helpful if posttraumatic infection is clinically suspected in patients with risk factors such as skull base fractures. (medscape.com)
  • Traumatic dural sinus thrombosis is most commonly seen in patients with skull fractures that extend to a dural venous sinus or the jugular foramen. (medscape.com)
  • The results of our study showed this method is safe and feasible for patients with multiple rib fractures combined with transverse process fracture. (bvsalud.org)
  • Does the Coexistence of Multiple Segmental Rib Fractures in Polytrauma Patients Presenting with 'major' Vertebral Fracture Affect Care and Acute Outcomes? (elsevierpure.com)
  • Dive into the research topics of 'Does the Coexistence of Multiple Segmental Rib Fractures in Polytrauma Patients Presenting with "major" Vertebral Fracture Affect Care and Acute Outcomes? (elsevierpure.com)
  • A rib fracture is a crack or break in one or more of your rib bones. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Your ribs are the bones in your chest that wrap around your upper body. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Ribs are relatively thin compared to major long bones and are more likely to fracture when invaded by a metastatic lesion. (medscape.com)
  • The ribs are the bones that cover the thorax and protect the heart and the lungs. (dubeortho.com)
  • A broken or fractured rib can refer to the break of any of the 24 rib bones. (phillipslaw.com)
  • Type III has nonfractured ribs, halberd ilia, mushroom-stem long bones, and a CI femur of 2.8-4.9. (medscape.com)
  • Type IV has nonfractured ribs, sculpted ilia, well-developed long bones, and a CI femur of 4.9-8. (medscape.com)
  • Signs of a broken rib may include: Pain on inhalation Swelling in chest area Bruise in chest area Increasing shortness of breath Coughing up blood (rib may have damaged lung) Plain X-rays often pick up displaced fractures but often miss undisplaced fractures. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hemothorax of a significant degree secondary to rib fractures is usually the result of laceration of an intercostal artery rather than bleeding from the lung. (medscape.com)
  • In individuals who have lung disease, fierce coughing over prolonged periods of time can weaken the ribs and can result in fractures. (dubeortho.com)
  • After sustaining several hits during the game, the quarterback was left with multiple broken ribs and a lung issue. (newsquickies.com)
  • Rib detail radiographs can be helpful in evaluation of the 1st and 2nd ribs and the 7th through 12th ribs. (medscape.com)
  • Rib fractures can be studied as 3 distinct patterns according to their location (see the images below): (1) fractures of the first rib and those of the second to fourth ribs, (2) fractures of the fifth to ninth ribs, and (3) fractures of the 10th to 12th ribs. (medscape.com)
  • The 12th rib does not articulate anteriorly. (medscape.com)
  • Most of the time the damage to the rib are on the rib position of bellow 7th to 12th rib. (marketresearchblog.org)
  • Rafael Nadal has suffered a stress fracture in his rib and will be out for up to six weeks, the Spaniard's team said on Tuesday. (indiatimes.com)
  • Rafael Nadal Begins Soft Training After Missing Out For Four Weeks Due To A Rib Stress Fracture! (sportsnewsinternational.com)
  • Rafael Nadal had his first soft training after almost four weeks since he was ruled out due to a stress fracture in one of his ribs. (sportsnewsinternational.com)
  • Isolated Traumatic Bilateral First Rib Fracture: A Rare Entity', TANAFFOS (Respiration) , 10(4(autumn)), pp. 60-63. (tanaffosjournal.ir)
  • The role of surgery is limited in the management of skull fractures. (medscape.com)
  • A study of 66 skull fractures in children (mean age, 5.9 yr) supported previous evidence that routine skull radiographs are of little benefit in cases of minor head trauma and that additional CT scans are not indicated in symptomatic children with linear fractures. (medscape.com)
  • Coughing or metastatic cancer may also result in a broken rib. (wikipedia.org)
  • Simple fractures, also known as hairline fractures, only affect a single rib that is usually nondisplaced. (icts.com.sg)
  • However, the surgical treatment of posterior rib fracture within 2-3 cm from transverse process is still a difficult problem for thoracic surgeons . (bvsalud.org)
  • These 3 distinct patterns of rib fractures represent unique pathophysiology and associated morbidity. (medscape.com)
  • The global Rib Fracture Repair Systems market is observing a solid growth reasoning to growing awareness among the surgeons for the advantage of Rib Fracture Repair Systems and high attention towards patient's wellbeing. (marketresearchblog.org)
  • Complex rib fractures involve multiple ribs and are often displaced and more severe in nature. (icts.com.sg)
  • Rib fractures can cause mild to severe pain in the affected area. (icts.com.sg)
  • This is most useful in severe and complex rib fractures that require surgery, as 3D reconstruction can aid in visualisations for operative planning. (icts.com.sg)
  • Some less severe fractures can heal in up to six to 12 weeks with minimal medical treatment. (phillipslaw.com)
  • There have been a number of advances over the last 25 years that now allow surgeons to internally fix rib fractures that otherwise may have not had other options. (ctsqena.com)
  • The purpose of this text is to fill the educational gap for those traumas, orthopedic, and thoracic surgeons interested in learning the cutting edge evidence-based approaches to the treatment of rib fractures. (ctsqena.com)
  • Surfer's rib is an isolated first-rib fracture and occurs in surfers who perform the lay-back maneuver. (medscape.com)
  • Rib fractures do not have a particular predilection to where the fracture occurs. (dubeortho.com)
  • When this occurs, part of the chest wall separates from the rest of the ribs, becoming a free-floating segment that moves independently of the rest of the ribs. (icts.com.sg)
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leak occurs in 10-30% of skull base fractures and most often presents with rhinorrhea (80% of cases) in the setting of frontobasal fracture. (medscape.com)
  • The first rib is often fractured posteriorly (black arrows). (medscape.com)
  • Many people who suffer from these types of accidents can get rib fractures without experiencing any obvious symptoms. (icts.com.sg)
  • You should see a doctor if you experience any of the above symptoms following trauma to the ribs. (icts.com.sg)
  • A randomized controlled study of 58 inpatients with fractured ribs examined the effects of acupuncture analgesia against a placebo control. (healthcmi.com)
  • The most common cause of rib fracture is blunt trauma. (dubeortho.com)
  • The growing adaptation of Rib Fracture Repair Systems in the treatment of blunt force trauma and chest trauma to offer manufacturers a major advantage to ride on the competition in the market. (marketresearchblog.org)
  • About 10 percent of victims of blunt force trauma to the chest experience, at the very least, one fractured rib. (phillipslaw.com)
  • Thorough clinical examination and different relevant investigations surprisingly disclosed isolated bilateral first rib fracture which is a very rare clinical condition. (tanaffosjournal.ir)
  • Note the relatively large head with a normal cranial ossification and enlarged fontanelles, short ribs, absent sternal ossification, ossification only in anterior parts of the vertebral bodies, and short and curved femora. (medscape.com)
  • The growing elderly population is anticipated to offer new growth opportunities in the rib fracture repair system market. (marketresearchblog.org)
  • Dr Rob Evison draws on his 34 years of clinical practice to advise us on managing rib fractures in the elderly and how he has learned to fail upwards, thereby improving his practice. (rnzcuc.org.nz)
  • Infants and children with open depressed fractures require surgical intervention. (medscape.com)
  • Growing adaptations in surgical technology and recent advancement in the field of rib fractures and complication from the key manufacturer is unswervingly fuelling the growth of the Rib Fracture Repair Systems market. (marketresearchblog.org)
  • However, long surgical procedure and high rate of invasion associated with Rib Fracture Repair Systems are anticipated the restraint the growth of the Rib Fracture Repair Systems market. (marketresearchblog.org)
  • Francis Ali-Osman, MD presented Rib Plating: Update at the 10th annual Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium on Friday, November 9, 2018. (arizonatrauma.org)
  • The annual incidence of hip fractures declined in most countries from 2005 to 2018, but this rate is projected to roughly double by 2050, according to a new study of 19 countries/regions. (medscape.com)
  • The researchers also estimate that from 2018 to 2050 the incidence of fractures will increase by 1.9-fold overall - more in men (2.4-fold) than in women (1.7-fold). (medscape.com)
  • Helical CT scan is helpful in occipital condylar fractures, but 3-dimensional reconstruction usually is not necessary. (medscape.com)
  • Rib Fracture Repair Systems are devices and implants designed to support the reconstruction of a fractured rib. (marketresearchblog.org)
  • Fractures of the fifth to ninth ribs can be single or multiple. (medscape.com)
  • Image depicting multiple fractures of the left upper chest wall. (medscape.com)
  • In the event that multiple rib fractures have occurred, the chest wall tends to move inward when the patient takes a breath in (normally it moves outward). (dubeortho.com)
  • Small fractures do not require specific treatment but multiple fractures may require admission to an intensive care unit and more aggressive management. (dubeortho.com)
  • Brees remains under evaluation but multiple reporters are already suggesting he may take time off to allow his ribs and ailing shoulder to heal. (footballguys.com)
  • Multiple rib fractures are characteristic of type I but not type II. (medscape.com)
  • Obtaining a rib radiograph series remains controversial, as the additional information rarely changes the clinical picture or alters treatment. (medscape.com)
  • The acupuncture point selection deviated from the classical application of ashi points and hua tou jia ji points for the treatment of rib related pain. (healthcmi.com)
  • In addition, rates of use of osteoporosis drugs 1 year after a hip fracture were less than 50%, with less treatment in men. (medscape.com)
  • In addition, "although initiation of anti-osteoporosis medication after hip fracture is recommended in international guidelines, the 1-year treatment rate [was] well below 50% in most of the countries and regions studied. (medscape.com)
  • Invited to comment, Juliet Compston, MD, who selected the study as one of the top clinical science highlight abstracts at the ASBMR meeting, agrees that "there is substantial room for improvement" in osteoporosis treatment rates following a hip fracture "in all the regions covered by the study. (medscape.com)
  • In addition," she continues, "the wide variations in treatment rates can provide important lessons about the most effective models of care for people who sustain a hip fracture, for example, fracture liaison services. (medscape.com)
  • Some countries may be doing better because they have health quality standards for hip fracture (eg, surgery within 24 hours, investigation and treatment for osteoporosis). (medscape.com)
  • The rib fractures to both sides of his chest wall are equally concerning. (footballguys.com)
  • The researchers note that acupuncture relieved pain "regardless of the number of fractured ribs or the severity of trauma. (healthcmi.com)
  • The middle ribs are most commonly fractured. (wikipedia.org)
  • The greater increase in the projected number of hip fractures in men than in women "could be [because] osteoporosis is commonly perceived as a 'woman's disease,'" he speculated. (medscape.com)
  • Team Sky has confirmed that Bradley Wiggins fractured a rib when he was hit by a car near his home on Wednesday afternoon. (cyclingnews.com)
  • Chest CT scan (see the image below) is more sensitive than plain radiographs for detecting rib fractures. (medscape.com)
  • It has been generally accepted that skull radiographs and head CT are complementary examinations, since fractures in the plane of the transaxial CT image may not be apparent on the head CT examination. (medscape.com)
  • This text will provide not only the theoretical background for improving outcomes in those with rib fractures but also serve as a practical guide to those interested in starting new programs. (ctsqena.com)
  • sometimes the clinician can detect crepitance over the affected rib as the fracture segment moves during palpation. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Youths sustain rib fractures most often secondary to recreational and athletic activities, as well as by nonaccidental trauma. (medscape.com)