Common Injuries of the Upper Extremity

Common Injuries of the Upper Extremity - • Sprained wrist...

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Common Injuries of the Upper Extremity Forearm fractures o usually both the radius and the ulna fracture o must immobilize both because of the motion of both bones in elbow supination and pronation Elbow dislocation o the ulna and radius are driven backward relative to the humerus o usual cause is falling on an outstretched hand with a straight elbow
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Unformatted text preview: • Sprained wrist o should be called a strain because it is usually a torn tendon o usual cause is falling on an outstretched hand • Avulsion fractures o torn ligaments resulting in dislocation of distal finger joint o caused by a blow to the tip of the finger...
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This note was uploaded on 09/25/2010 for the course EXS 31757 taught by Professor Brennan during the Spring '10 term at Oakland University.

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