Metacarpal spiral fracture

Metacarpal Spiral Fracture

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Scenario: Christopher was using a drill at work. The drill bit grabbed and twisted his whole hand. He sustained a 4th metacarpal spiral shaft fracture and when he bends his finger it crosses over the middle finger. Treating a Metacarpal Spiral Fracture The metacarpal bones are the long bones in…

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Casting Have you broken your arm, elbow, wrist or hand? A hand therapist can provide an appropriate casting option depending on your injury. Casting materials include plaster of paris and synthetic/fibreglass. A plaster of paris is a white powder and when wet turns to a paste that hardens quickly, like chalk. Soft white padding…

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Ulnar sided wrist pain

Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain

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ULNAR SIDED WRIST PAIN – QUESTION: A 42 year old lady fell on her outstretched hand and is now complaining of pain over the ulnar side of her wrist particularly on twisting motions. She is unable to play tennis. What should she do? What Is Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain? Ulnar sided wrist…

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Skier’s Thumb

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SKIER’S THUMB – QUESTION: A 26 year old female was skiing whilst on holiday and fell on her outstretched hand, resulting in her thumb hyperextending. It is now painful and swollen. Her thumb does not feel stable and she has difficulty turning keys, holding jars, and writing. What is it? Skier’s Thumb is…

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Boxer’s Fracture

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QUESTION: An 18 year old engineering student complains of pain in his hand after punching a wall.  His hand is swollen and the little finger knuckle has disappeared. It hurts to write, shake hands, or use his hand for any activity requiring strong grip.  He has looked up the injury online…

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Volar Plate Injury

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VOLAR PLATE INJURY – QUESTION: A 16 year old girl was playing basketball at school and injured her finger when trying to catch the ball. Her finger was pushed back into hyperextension. The middle knuckle is now swollen and she cannot bend her finger into a fist. What is the problem?…

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