An avulsion fracture is a type of bone fracture that occurs when a tendon or ligament attached to a bone pulls off a small fragment of the bone. It typically happens when there is a sudden, forceful contraction of the muscle, causing the attached tendon or ligament to pull away from the bone.
A clavicle fracture, also known as a broken collarbone, is a common orthopedic injury. It typically occurs due to a fall onto an outstretched arm or a direct blow to the shoulder. The management of clavicle fractures can vary depending on the severity of the fracture and the individual patient’s circumstances.
Ankle fractures are a common type of orthopedic injury that involve the bones around the ankle joint. The Weber classification is a system used to categorize ankle fractures based on the level of the fibula (the outer bone of the lower leg) fracture relative to the ankle joint. The classification helps guide treatment decisions and predict outcomes.
A Lisfranc fracture-dislocation refers to an injury involving the bones and joints of the midfoot, specifically the tarsometatarsal joint complex. It is a severe injury that can result in significant functional impairment if not appropriately managed. Here are some key implications and treatment principles for Lisfranc fracture-dislocations:
Toe fractures are common injuries that can occur due to various reasons, such as stubbing the toe, dropping a heavy object on it, or participating in sports activities. Fractures can involve any of the bones in the toes, including the phalanges (toe bones) or the metatarsals (long bones of the foot).