Injuries to bones and joints of the leg

Injuries to bones and joints of the leg - Fractures to the...

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Injuries to bones and joints of the leg This note covers injuries to the bones and joints of the leg. Pelvis Pelvic Fractures Blood loss o Damage to the branches of the Common Iliac Arteries or veins o Blood loss from veins can be almost unstoppable Abdominal injury o Damage to the abdominal organs or structures by the wing of the ilium Nerve Injury o Damage to the lumbar or sacral nerve roots via damage to the hip joint Pelvic organ Injury o Damage to the bladder or urethra caused by damage to the pubis How is the wing of the Ilium usually injured? Impact injury from the side, i.e. car crashes, falls on the side Fractures of the Pelvis Fractures to the superior pubic ramus – 6 weeks bed rest to heal
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Unformatted text preview: Fractures to the inferior pubic ramus 6 weeks bed rest to heal Disruption of the pubic Symphysis caused by lateral force, usually separates both the pubic Symphysis and the sacroiliac joints. Causes massive damage to the urethra and bladder Separation of the sacroiliac joint can be repaired by binding them together externally or by external fixation Acetabular fractures o Intrarticular fractures caused by large impact collisions where the head of the femur impacts into the acetabulum o Can be fractured centrally, superiorly or posteriorly...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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