Fall onto an outstretched hand

Last revised by Travis Fahrenhorst-Jones on 03 Jul 2021

Fall onto an outstretched hand (FOOSH) is a common mechanism for traumatic disruption of the osseous and ligamentous structures of the wrist, forearm and elbow. Some commonly recognized patterns of injury include;

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: scaphoid fracture
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  • Case 2: Colles fracture
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