Dating a wrist fracture

05 Jan

The included studies reported time from fracture to the appearance of various radiological features of healing, including periosteal reaction, density increase and sclerosis at the fracture margin, calcified callus, bridging, remodelling, three stages of callus formation, and first appearance of calcification at the fracture site.

The studies were graded for quality based on study design, accurate documentation of the time of injury, and standardised criteria for radiological dating.

M Mbatkam, by email My main thought here is that in the course of your injury you have suffered damage to one of the main nerves that go down the arm and which send signals to the arm muscles that command them to work.

Of the 300,000 Americans 65 or older who fracture a hip each year, 20 to 30 percent will die within 12 months, and "many more will experience significant functional loss," according to a 2009 study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Indeed, a year after fracturing a hip, 90 percent of those who needed no assistance climbing stairs before the fracture will not be able to climb five stairs; 66 percent won't be able to get on or off a toilet without help; 50 percent won't be able to raise themselves from a chair; 31 percent won't be able to get out of bed unassisted; and 20 percent won't be able to put on a pair of pants by themselves.

Risk factors for a broken wrist or broken hand range from participation in certain sports — such as in-line skating or snowboarding — to having a condition in which bones become thinner and more fragile (osteoporosis).

It's important to treat a broken wrist or broken hand as soon as possible.