Items tagged “trauma”

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Terry-Thomas sign

The Terry-Thomas sign refers to an increase in the scapholunate space on an AP radiograph of the wrist (or coronal CT). The increased distance indicates scapholunate dissociation (often with rotary subluxation of the scaphoid) due to ligamentous injury. There is no consensus as to what measureme...
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Diffuse axonal injury (grading)

Grading of diffuse axonal injury due to trauma is described according to the anatomic distribution of injury. Contrary to the implication of the word "diffuse," diffuse axonal injury has a topological predilection for focal involvement of certain sites in the brain. These sites, in turn, vary in...
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Hangman fracture

 Diagnosis certain
Andrew Dixon
Published 05 Jul 2010
75% complete
X-rayCT
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Chance fracture

Chance fractures also referred to as seatbelt fractures, are flexion-distraction type injuries of the spine that extend to involve all three spinal columns. These are unstable injuries and have a high association with intra-abdominal injuries. Pathology Mechanism They tend to occur from a fle...
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Atlantooccipital dissociation

 Diagnosis certain
Frank Gaillard
Published 31 Jul 2010
82% complete
X-ray
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Intraventricular bleed with skull base fracture

 Diagnosis certain
Hani Makky Al Salam
Published 02 Aug 2010
80% complete
CT
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Diffuse axonal injury and extra-axial bleed

Hani Makky Al Salam
Published 02 Aug 2010
62% complete
CT
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Supracondylar fracture

 Diagnosis certain
Frank Gaillard
Published 07 Aug 2010
85% complete
Annotated imageX-ray
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Extradural hematoma

 Diagnosis certain
Hani Makky Al Salam
Published 10 Aug 2010
77% complete
CT
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Elbow dislocation

Elbow dislocation is the second most common large joint dislocation in adults and the most common in children.  Epidemiology Elbow dislocations are common and account for 10-25% of all elbow injuries in the adult population 1. They are the most common dislocation in children 4. Associations ...
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Joint effusion

A joint effusion is defined as an increased amount of fluid within the synovial compartment of a joint. There is normally only a small amount of physiological intra-articular fluid. Abnormal fluid accumulation can result from inflammation, infection (i.e. pus) or trauma and might be exudate, tr...
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Pilon fracture

A pilon fracture is a type of distal tibial fracture involving the tibial plafond. These are considered to represent 1-10% of all lower limb fractures 6.  Mechanism Typically high energy injuries and occur as a result of an axial loading which drives the talus into the tibial plafond. Classif...
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Foreign body - knife in liver

 Diagnosis certain
Alexandra Stanislavsky
Published 25 Aug 2010
88% complete
X-ray
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Perilunate dislocation

 Diagnosis certain
Alexandra Stanislavsky
Published 05 Sep 2010
63% complete
X-ray
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Smith fracture

 Diagnosis certain
Alexandra Stanislavsky
Published 05 Sep 2010
92% complete
X-rayCT
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Flail chest

Flail chest or flail thoracic segment occurs when three (3) or more contiguous ribs are fractured in two (2) or more places. Clinically, a segment of only one or two ribs can act as a flail segment, hence there is some controversy between the clinical and radiological definitions. Clinical pres...
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Post-traumatic diaphragmatic rupture - intra-thoracic stomach herniation and gastric volvulus

 Diagnosis almost certain
Dr Wael Nemattalla
Published 28 Sep 2010
63% complete
Fluoroscopy
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Biceps femoris (partial tear)

 Diagnosis almost certain
Paresh K Desai
Published 29 Sep 2010
62% complete
MRI
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Medial collateral ligament tear

 Diagnosis almost certain
Paresh K Desai
Published 06 Oct 2010
68% complete
MRI
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Partial tear of rectus femoris

 Diagnosis almost certain
Paresh K Desai
Published 06 Oct 2010
59% complete
MRI