Orthopedics Book


Fall on Outstretched Hand

Aka: Fall on Outstretched Hand
  1. See Also
    1. Hand Injury
  2. Associated Conditions: Fractures
    1. Distal Radius Fracture (Colles' Fracture)
      1. Seen in older adults (esp. Osteoporosis)
    2. Scaphoid Fracture
      1. Seen in young adults
      2. Snuff-box tenderness
    3. Distal radius greenstick Fracture
      1. Seen in toddlers
    4. Epiphyseal Fracture of distal radius
      1. Seen in teens
  3. Associated Conditions: Ligamentous Injury
    1. Thumb Ulnar Collateral Ligament Rupture (Game Keeper's Thumb)
  4. Associated Conditions: Infection Risks
    1. Dorsal Laceration over joint of hand
      1. Risk for intra-articular infection
    2. Nail bed bleeding suggests Tuft Fracture
      1. Consider Osteomyelitis

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