Items tagged “orthopaediac”
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Lucent/lytic bone lesion, differential diagnosis (mnemonic)
Mnemonics for the differential diagnosis of lucent/lytic bone lesions include: FEGNOMASHIC FOG MACHINES They are anagrams of each other and therefore include the same components. They are by no means exhaustive lists, but are a good start for remembering a differential for a lucent/lytic bone...
Published 25 Jul 2009
Mallet finger describes a type of injury where there is disruption of the extensor mechanism of the finger at the distal interphalangeal joint (DIP). It is the most prevalent finger tendon injury in sport. The term includes both bony avulsion injury and tendinous injury without avulsion. Clini...
Pronator quadratus sign
The pronator quadratus sign can be an indirect sign of distal forearm trauma. It relies on displacement of the fat pad that lies superficial to the pronator quadratus muscle. Radiographic appearance Plain radiograph On lateral wrist radiographs, the pronator fat pad normally appears a thin ra...
Meniscal tears are the failure of the fibrocartilaginous menisci of the knee. There are several types and can occur in an acute or chronic setting. Meniscal tears are best evaluated with MRI. Pathology Acute meniscal tears occur after the rotatory trauma of the knee, whereas chronic degenerati...
Wedge fractures are hyperflexion injuries to the vertebral body resulting from axial loading. Most commonly affecting the anterior aspect, wedge fractures are considered a single-column (i.e. stable) fracture. Less commonly wedge fractures refer to a subtype of tibial plateau fractures. This a...
Radial head replacement
Published 16 Apr 2015
Published 06 Aug 2015
Intramedullary nailing and reaming irrigator aspiration (RIA) autografting
Published 03 Mar 2017