What is the classification of the radius?

What is the classification of the radius?

What is the classification of the radius?

The five-part classification is based on the observation that there are four components to radiocarpal articular injuries: the radial shaft, radial styloid, dorsal medial fragment and palmar medial fragment of the lunate facet of the radius.

What is a distal radius fracture?

When the radius breaks near the wrist, it is called a distal radius fracture. The break usually happens due to falling on an outstretched or flexed hand. It can also happen in a car accident, a bike accident, a skiing accident or another sports activity.

Why is the radius bone called the radius?

The word radius is Latin for “ray”. In the context of the radius bone, a ray can be thought of rotating around an axis line extending diagonally from center of capitulum to the center of distal ulna. The radius is named so because the radius (bone) acts like the radius (of a circle).

How long is radial head fracture recovery time?

If your radial head is broken, you are probably wondering how long it will take to heal. Most fractures take 6-8 weeks to heal. Swelling and pain could last from one to two weeks. If the fracture is small and there isn’t a lot of bone movement, you will probably wear an arm supporting splint for two to three weeks.

What are the different types of distal radius fractures?

Types of Distal Radius Fractures Extra-articular Fracture An extra-articular fracture features a break above the wrist joint; the fracture does not extend into the joint itself. Intra-articular Fracture Intra-articular fractures are wrist fractures that affect the wrist joint. Comminuted Fracture Comminuted fractures involve multiple breaks of the distal radius.

What is the treatment for a radial fracture?

Preoperative counseling (often a combination of face-to-face, handout, and online material) Preoperative acetaminophen arthritis (650 mg, 8 hr sustained release) plus naproxen sodium just prior to surgery Preincision blocks with short-acting medications such as lidocaine with epinephrine

What exactly is a distal radius or Colles’ fracture?

A Colles fracture is a type of distal radius break and occurs when the broken piece of bone points upwards. It was first described by the Irish surgeon and anatomist Abraham Colles in 1814 and named after him. Colles fracture describes a broken wrist.