• cases of comminuted
  • Patellectomy (in cases of comminuted fracture) is removal of the entire patella, whereas a partial patellectomy is removal of only a portion of the patella, while any ligaments or tendons that had been connected to the removed portion are connected to the remaining portion. (wikipedia.org)
  • In complex cases of comminuted fractures, the Ilizarov apparatus method makes it possible to avoid squeezing the remnant fragments together, which otherwise might result in shortened limbs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Deformity
  • 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)
  • comminution
  • 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)
  • stress fractures
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • This fracture occurs in patients who have fallen from a height. (wikipedia.org)
  • injury
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Open
  • In the case of a unilateral condylar fracture the back teeth on the side of the fracture will meet and the open bite will get progressively greater towards the other side of the mouth. (wikipedia.org)
  • This results in gagging of the teeth on the fractured side (the teeth meet too soon on the fractured side, and not on the non fractured side, i.e. "open bite" that becomes progressively worse to the unaffected side). (wikipedia.org)
  • This is particularly relevant for open fractures. (wikipedia.org)
  • To assess an olecranon fracture, a careful skin exam is performed to ensure there is no open fracture. (wikipedia.org)
  • In children with open epiphyses, an equivalent fracture is the "epiphyseal slip", as can be seen in other joints, such as a slipped capital femoral epiphysis in the hip. (wikipedia.org)