• Deformity
  • For simpler fractures where no deformity is present the struts may still be adjusted post-surgery to achieve better bone alignment, but the correction takes less time. (wikipedia.org)
  • The fracture is sometimes referred to as a "dinner fork" or "bayonet" deformity due to the shape of the resultant forearm. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Colles fracture is named after Abraham Colles (1773-1843), an Irish surgeon, from Kilkenny who first described it in 1814 by simply looking at the classical deformity before the advent of X-rays. (wikipedia.org)
  • tibial fractures
  • For tibial fractures union is generally achieved between 3 and 6 months though to union can be a rather subjective, and the dynamistion process combined with irregular appointment may interfere with these measures. (wikipedia.org)
  • comminution
  • Implant selection is traditionally based upon the fracture pattern, fracture location, presence of comminution or segmental bone loss, and patient weight and age. (springer.com)
  • In younger children, comminution and length stability of the fracture often dictate implant selection as well as the use of adjunctive postoperative cast immobilization to prevent shortening at the fracture site. (springer.com)
  • Nonetheless, many surgeons prefer alternative methods of fixation when comminution is present due to concerns of shortening across the comminuted segment which can result in limb length inequality and partial nail extrusion with resultant knee pain due to hardware prominence. (springer.com)
  • There are several classifications that describe different forms of olecranon fractures, yet none of them have gained widespread acceptance: Based on the stability, the displacement and the comminution of the fracture. (wikipedia.org)
  • A true lateral x-ray is essential to determine the fracture pattern, degree of displacement, comminution, and the degree of articular involvement. (wikipedia.org)
  • Posterior
  • Bilateral body or parasymphysis fractures are sometimes termed "flail mandible", and can cause involuntary posterior movement of the tongue with subsequent obstruction of the upper airway. (wikipedia.org)
  • In fractures with little or no displacement, immobilization with a posterior splint may be sufficient. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Sanders classification groups these fractures into four types based on the location of the fracture at the posterior articular surface. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other areas more susceptible to fractures are the cribriform plate, the roof of orbits in the anterior cranial fossa, and the areas between the mastoid and dural sinuses in the posterior cranial fossa. (wikipedia.org)
  • stress fractures
  • Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone. (icdlist.com)
  • The risk of muscular stress fractures can be reduced through stretching and weight-bearing exercise, such as strength training. (wikipedia.org)
  • A 2012 study conducted by Salzler showed that the increasing trend toward minimalist footwear or running barefoot can lead to a variety of stress fractures including that of the calcaneus. (wikipedia.org)
  • injury
  • Mechanism of injury included both road traffic accident and fall in which 14 patients (58.3%) sustained the fracture due to RTA and 10 patients (41.7%) sustained injury due to fall affecting both sides equally. (imedpub.com)
  • The hematoma may spread downwards and backwards behind the ear, which may be confused with Battle's sign (a sign of a base of skull fracture), although this is an uncommon finding so if present, intra-cranial injury must be ruled out. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, olecranon fractures are a common injury in adults. (wikipedia.org)
  • A CT scan is currently the imaging study of choice for evaluating calcaneal injury and has substituted conventional radiography in the classification of calcaneal fractures. (wikipedia.org)
  • occurs
  • Intraorally, if the fracture occurs in the tooth bearing area, a step may seen between the teeth on either side of the fracture or a space can be seen (often mistaken for a lost tooth) and bleeding from the gingiva in the area. (wikipedia.org)
  • This fracture occurs in patients who have fallen from a height. (wikipedia.org)
  • In young children, although rare, the possibility exists of developing a growing skull fracture especially if the fracture occurs in the parietal bone. (wikipedia.org)
  • complications
  • The diabetic population is more susceptible to the risks of fracture and potential healing complications and infection that may lead to limb amputation. (wikipedia.org)
  • collarbone
  • Once more, he was beset by bad luck and suffered a comminuted fracture of his collarbone in a pre-season match for Gloucester Rugby, which greatly reduced his chances of playing in the autumn tests. (wikipedia.org)
  • patients
  • Prospective cohort of 66 consecutive patients with mean age of 68 (range 60-81) years and AO type C fractures treated with volar locking plate. (springer.com)
  • susceptible
  • Areas of the skull that are covered with muscle have no underlying diploë formation between the internal and external lamina, which results in thin bone more susceptible to fractures. (wikipedia.org)
  • injuries
  • Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. (icdlist.com)
  • Common leg injuries include sprains and strains, joint dislocations, and fractures. (icdlist.com)
  • Fractures in this region are difficult, complex injuries that can result in devastating outcomes. (imedpub.com)
  • The sliding screw plate (dynamic compression screw, dynamic hip screw) may be used to treat intertrochanteric fractures as well as other injuries. (wikipedia.org)
  • plate osteosynthesis
  • The aim of the study is to compare locking plate osteosynthesis versus treatment with fracture hemiarthroplasty versus conservative treatment in a randomised, controlled protocol. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Fixation without opening the fracture site, known as minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO), has recently become prevalent. (ac.ir)
  • compression
  • A fracture, often is caused when undue, or intense compression/pressure impacts the bone. (buzzle.com)
  • Each strut can be independently lengthened or shortened to achieve the desired result, e.g. compression at the fracture site, lengthening, etc. (wikipedia.org)
  • The surgical team successfully implanted a Synthes stainless steel Locking Compression Plate (LCP) and 27 screws into the colt's injured leg to span the comminuted fracture and joints. (wikipedia.org)
  • commonly
  • The fracture is most commonly caused by people falling onto a hard surface and breaking their fall with outstretched hand (FOOSH)-falling with wrists flexed would lead to a Smith's fracture. (wikipedia.org)
  • segment
  • Sometimes bruising will develop in the floor of the mouth (sublingual eccymosis) and the fracture can be moved by moving either side of the fracture segment up and down. (wikipedia.org)