What is Volkmann fragment?

What is Volkmann fragment?

What is Volkmann fragment?

A medium sized fragment (> 25% of the articular surface), without long proximal extension = fixation with lag screw(s). A large fragment (> 25% of the articular surface) with long proximal extension = fixation with lag screw and buttress plate.

What is Volkmann triangle?

Volkmann triangle (1875) [*Earle-Volkmann triangle] – the avulsed posterior edge of the distal tibia (posterolateral tibial lip), in cases of traumatic fracture-dislocation of the ankle.

What is the syndesmosis?

A syndesmosis is defined as a fibrous joint in which two adjacent bones are linked by a strong membrane or ligaments. This definition also applies for the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis, which is a syndesmotic joint formed by two bones and four ligaments.

What is Antiglide plate?

Antiglide plate fixation is an open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) technique used in oblique diaphyseal fractures of the distal fibular.

What is Volkmann’s ischemia?

Volkmann contracture occurs when there is a lack of blood flow (ischemia) to the forearm. This occurs when there is increased pressure due to swelling, a condition called compartment syndrome.

How long does it take to recover from syndesmosis surgery?

The surgery involves removing any loose car lage and/or scar ssue from the ankle by arthroscopy (keyhole surgery), and stabilising the biaofibular syndesmosis using ghtropes or screws. Full recovery is usually up to 6 months.

How do you treat a Pott’s fracture?

Patients with a Pott’s fracture should perform pain-free flexibility, strengthening, and balance exercises as part of their rehabilitation to ensure an optimal outcome. The physiotherapist may utilize techniques such as massage and joint mobilization essential to ensure optimal range of movement and flexibility.

Why is it called a Pott’s fracture?

English physician Percivall Pott experienced this injury in 1765 and described his clinical findings in a paper published in 1769. The term “Dupuytren fracture” refers to the same mechanism, and it is named for Guillaume Dupuytren. Pott did not describe disruption of the tibio-fibular ligament, whereas Dupuytren did.

What is a lag screw orthopedic surgery?

A lag screw is used to compress fracture fragments. It is threaded into the opposite cortex, and slides through a hole in the near cortex. Tightening the screw presses the screw head against the near cortex, compressing the fracture fragments.