Tag: Fracture

Upper Limb

Fractures of the Hand and Wrist

Good hand function depends on healthy and intact bones and joints. 31 bones from the skeleton of the hand and wrist. Between the bones are joints that allow the fingers and wrist to move. Muscles and tendon attach to the bones, moving the joints when they contract and relax. The nerves and blood vessels are […]

Lower Limb

Femur Fracture

Brief Outline of Femur Fracture It takes tremendous force to fracture the femur due to its strength, as well as the supporting musculature. Football, hockey, and other high impact sports are often associated with femur fractures. Anatomy and physiology The femur, also known as the thigh bone, is the heaviest, longest, and strongest bone in the […]


Broken (Fractured) Ribs

Brief Outline of Broken (Fractured) Ribs Contact sports such as football and hockey, or sports that may result in falls or blunt trauma to the chest have a higher incidence of rib fractures than other sports. Extreme sports, horseback riding, and martial arts are other examples of activities that may result in this injury. Pain […]


Fracture (Collar Bone, Humerus)

Brief Outline of Fracture (Collar Bone, Humerus) Fractures of the shoulder usually involve a break in either the clavicle (collar bone) or the neck of humerus (arm bone), or both. Impact injuries involving a sudden blow to the shoulder or a fall are usually responsible. Contact sports including football and rugby can result in shoulder […]

Upper Limb

Wrist and Forearm Fracture

Brief Outline of Wrist and Forearm Fracture Should an person fall on an outstretched wrist, a break or fracture of the wrist or bones of the forearm may result. Activities vulnerable to such injury include running, cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading and other activities in which an outstretched hand may be used to break a fall. Anatomy and […]