• occur
  • Fractures that involve the tibial plateau occur when a force drives the lower end of the thighbone (femur) into the soft bone of the tibial plateau, similar to a die punch. (aaos.org)
  • A fracture of the upper tibia can occur from stress (minor breaks from unusual excessive activity) or from already compromised bone (as in cancer or infection). (aaos.org)
  • Forearm fractures are a group of fractures that occur in the forearm following trauma. (radiopaedia.org)
  • Distal fractures occur most frequently in children who attempt to break a fall with an outstretched hand. (wikipedia.org)
  • Less frequently, proximal fractures occur from motor vehicle accidents, gunshots, and violent muscle contractions from an electric shock or seizure. (wikipedia.org)
  • Distal fractures usually occur as a result of physical trauma to the elbow region. (wikipedia.org)
  • While an uncomplicated skull fracture can occur without associated physical or neurological damage and is in itself usually not clinically significant, a fracture in healthy bone indicates that a substantial amount of force has been applied and increases the possibility of associated injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • Skull fractures occur more easily at the thin squamous temporal and parietal bones, the sphenoid sinus, the foramen magnum (the opening at the base of the skull that the spinal cord passes through), the petrous temporal ridge, and the inner portions of the sphenoid wings at the base of the skull. (wikipedia.org)
  • This area of the cranial floor is weakened further by the presence of multiple foramina as a result this section is at higher risk for basilar skull fractures to occur. (wikipedia.org)
  • These types of fractures-which occur in 11% of severe head injuries-are comminuted fractures in which broken bones displace inward. (wikipedia.org)
  • trauma
  • Young people experience these fractures often as a result of a high-energy injury, such as a fall from considerable height, sports-related trauma, and motor vehicle accidents. (aaos.org)
  • A bone fracture may be the result of high force impact or stress , or a minimal trauma injury as a result of certain medical conditions that weaken the bones, such as osteoporosis , osteopenia , bone cancer , or osteogenesis imperfecta , where the fracture is then properly termed a pathologic fracture . (wikipedia.org)
  • Trauma to the elbow often results in comminuted fractures of the olecranon. (wikipedia.org)
  • Middle fractures are usually caused by either physical trauma or falls. (wikipedia.org)
  • If the elbow is bent during the trauma, then the olecranon is driven upward, producing a T- or Y-shaped fracture or displacing one of the condyles. (wikipedia.org)
  • A skull fracture is a break in one or more of the eight bones that form the cranial portion of the skull, usually occurring as a result of blunt force trauma. (wikipedia.org)
  • A depressed skull fracture is a type of fracture usually resulting from blunt force trauma, such as getting struck with a hammer, rock or getting kicked in the head. (wikipedia.org)
  • tibial
  • Types of tibia fractures that enter the joint and affect the tibial plateau. (aaos.org)
  • Reproduced and modified with permission from Perry CR: Fractures of the tibial plateau. (aaos.org)
  • The aim is to present a case series that illustrates possible benefits from combining minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO), plastic surgery and antibiotic therapy, in order to treat and eradicate infection in patients with tibial pilon or calcaneal fractures. (readbyqxmd.com)
  • Eleven consecutive patients with dehiscence of the surgical wound in outcomes MIPO using a Locking Compression Plate (LCP) for tibial pilon, or calcaneus fractures. (readbyqxmd.com)
  • The average age of a tibial fracture is 37 years of age. (sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com)
  • About five percent of all tibial fractures are broken in two places. (sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com)
  • skull fractures
  • Damage to adjacent structures such as nerves, muscles or blood vessels, spinal cord, and nerve roots (for spine fractures), or cranial contents (for skull fractures) may cause other specific signs and symptoms. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are four major types of skull fractures: Linear Depressed Diastatic Basilar Linear fractures are the most common, and usually require no intervention for the fracture itself. (wikipedia.org)
  • Linear skull fractures are breaks in the bone that transverse the full thickness of the skull from the outer to inner table. (wikipedia.org)
  • Linear skull fractures are usually of little clinical significance unless they parallel in close proximity or transverse a suture, or they involve a venous sinus groove or vascular channel. (wikipedia.org)
  • Depressed skull fractures present a high risk of increased pressure on the brain, or a hemorrhage to the brain that crushes the delicate tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • Neurovascular
  • The neurovascular bundle of the arm may be affected in severe cases, which will cause loss of nerve function and diminished blood supply beneath the fracture. (wikipedia.org)
  • callus
  • Surgery in this case would be to avoid skin breakdown over pronounced callus formation about the fracture site. (medscape.com)
  • Immobilization should continue until repeat radiographs show callus formation and healing across the fracture site. (medscape.com)
  • Will the implant function to share weight bearing loads with the bone column following treatment or will the implant function to carry all the weight bearing loads until a fracture gap is bridged with callus (biobuttress). (vin.com)
  • operative
  • If the fractured column of bone is anatomically reduced and the interfragmentary fracture lines are stabilized with compression, the bone shares post operative weight bearing loads with the implant(s). (vin.com)
  • injuries
  • Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is of benefit when concomitant injuries of ligaments and triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) are suspected or if a fracture is suspected but not demonstrated on routine radiographs. (radiologyassistant.nl)
  • soft-tissue
  • These fracture configurations also allow relatively easy interfragmentary stabilization of all fracture planes without significant disruption of the surrounding soft tissue envelope. (vin.com)