Items tagged “upper extremity fracture”
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Coronoid process fracture
Published 17 Feb 2013
Occult fractures are those that are not visible on imaging, most commonly plain radiographs and sometimes CT, either due to lack of displacement or limitations of the imaging study. There may be clinical signs of a fracture without one actually being seen. MRI or nuclear medicine studies are som...
Distal ulnar fractures
Distal ulnar fractures are common, and usually occur with a concurrent distal radius fracture. Pathology Isolated fractures occurs as a result of direct force to the ulna. Fractures associated with radius fractures usually occur as the result of a fall on an outstretched arm. Distal ulnar fra...
Proximal phalanx fracture
Proximal phalanx fractures can be epiphyseal or shaft fractures and can be articular or extra-articular. They are most often the result of forced rotation, hypertension or direct trauma 2. Epidemiology Proximal phalanx fractures are the most common pediatric hand fracture 1. Radiographic fea...
Middle phalanx fracture
Middle phalanx fractures are the least common of the phalanx fractures. Radiographic features These fractures are generally well visualized on plain radiographs. Ultrasonography can be used in unclear cases. Treatment and prognosis Non-displaced fractures can be treated conservatively with a...