The acute deformities are those exhibited within 4 weeks of the injury while chronic deformities are defined as those exhibited after 4 weeks. This injury is classified by Doyle into four groups. The first group is a closed or blunt trauma causing loss of tendon continuity with or without an avulsion fracture. The second group involves laceration at or proximal to the distal interphalangeal joint causing loss of tendon continuity. The third group would involve a deep abrasion with loss of skin, subcutaneous cover and tendon substance.
A fractured bone is immobilized by applying opposing force at both ends of the injured area, using an equal amount of traction and counter traction. Weight provides the traction pull needed or the pull is achieved by positioning the individual’s body weight appropriately. Traction is a form of closed reduction and is sometimes used as an alternative to surgery. Since it restricts movement of the affected limb or body part, it may confine a person to bed rest for an extended period of time. A person may need open reduction if there is an open, severe, or comminuted fracture.
Brandt van Soolen RC 522 Amputation Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Amputation Amputation is the term used to describe the partial or complete loss of a portion of the body. Depending on the reason for amputation, it can impact activities, functions, and psychosocial adjustment. Although the term amputation is commonly associated with the loss of an extremity, it is also used to categorize the loss of other body parts (e.g. an earlobe or parts of the nose from frostbite). Amputation can result from trauma or it may be a surgically procedure utilized in the management of other conditions (e.g.
It’s a weight-bearing joint that straightens bends, twist and rotates. All this motion increases risk of acute or overuse knee injuries. Acute knee injuries including torn ligaments and torn cartilage are often caused by twisting the knee or falling. Sports that involve running
This will cause pinching between the shoulder blade and the arm bone when you try to move your shoulders. Shoulder impingements can arise as a result of the repetitive use of the shoulders or when you fall. Like the name suggests, a rotator cuff tear arises when a tendon or a rotator cuff muscle actually tears. These tears can either be a minor one or very sever, depending on the affected tissue and the thickness and depth of the tear. Just like shoulder impingements, tears are caused by the wearing down of the muscles of rotator cuffs overtime, or by acute traumas.
It is a case wherein the extensor tendon that crosses the distal interphalageal joint or DIP responsible for the straightening of the finger is damaged, causing the finger to be deformed. A flexion force applied on the tip of the extended finger pushes the DIP to flex. It usually happens on many athletes. This occurs when an object, for example a ball with a high velocity strikes the finger creating a huge impact to the bones and forcibly bends it. A worse thing can happen, when the force is greater it may pull away a bone along with the tendon.
There are three F’s on how fractures happen. The first one is fall the way you fall or get injured. The second f is force, the force and direction of the fall. And the final F is fragility, the fragility of the bone that takes the impact. The prevention and treatment of fractures is important to overall health, but there are various treatments available of a fracture.
It contributes to the formation of thrombi from the alterations in blood flow. It can be divided into two categories: primary or genetic and secondary or acquired (robins, deep vein thrombosis – ECAB). MANIFESTATION Some of cases of deep vein thrombosis have no symptoms, but doctors can observe the patient by looking to the sign of the symptoms. Symptoms of the deep vein thrombosis are pain or tenderness in the leg. It will be warmth and heavy ache in the affected area.
An open fracture is a broken bone that penetrates the skin. Compared to a broken bone that does not pierce the skin (a closed fracture), an open fracture increases your risk for infection. Therefore, immediate treatment is necessary. This often requires an operation to clean the affected area to prevent infection. Furthermore,