A hamate fracture is a break in a small wrist bone called the hamate. The hamate is located below and between your pinky and ring fingers. It is shaped like a triangle and has a hook-like extension.
There are two types of hamate fracture:
Type 1. This type involves the hook part of the bone.
Type 2. This type involves the body of the bone.
This condition may be caused by:
A sudden injury, such as:
Falling on an outstretched arm with a clenched fist.
A crushing injury of the hand.
A hard blow to the hand.
Overuse and stress from playing a sport with a bat, club, or racquet.
This condition is more likely to develop in:
People who play a sport with a bat, club, or…
A finger fracture is a break in any of the finger bones.
What are the causes?
The main cause of finger fractures is injury, such as from sports, a fall, or closing a drawer or door.
What increases the risk?
The following factors raise your risk for a finger fracture:
Workplace activities that involve machinery.
A condition called osteoporosis, which can make your bones less dense and cause them to fracture more easily.
What are the signs or symptoms?
The main symptoms of a…
Fracture is defined as a discontinuity of the bone . Oral and maxillofacial surgeon treats traumatic injuries. Most of the traumatic injuries are comprised of Mandibullar fractures. The most commonly fracture site in the body is the facial area [2, 3] and the most frequent site in the facial area is mandible [4, 5]. As facial area is without protective covering and the mandible is the most protruded bone this area. The occurrence of injuries in the facial area tends to be high in the facial…
Proximal femoral fracture (PFF) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the elderly population (Khasragi, Christmas, Meers, & Wenz, 2005). Referred to as a ‘hip fracture’ in laypersons terms, PFF occurs in the “region between the femoral head and 5 centrimeters below the lesser trochanter” (National Clinical Guideline Center [NCGC], 2011, p. 6). In industrialised countries, the mean age of people sustaining hip fracture is 80 years old, demonstrating hip fracture is predominantly a…
Spiral fractures are the result of a rotating force. Most of these occur when a body is in motion and the affect part is groundly planted. Many of these accidents occur during sports. There is a speific kind of fall for each way a person can fall on a planted foot. One of the most common for metatarsals when they roll under the foot is referred to as a ballerina fall. As bad as this sounds most of these fractures are aligned and do not require any kind of surgery. Most are cleaned up by the body…
I am not a boxer, but I got a boxer's fracture. A boxer's fracture is a fracture of one of the metacarpal bones in the hand. The fracture occurs when a person hits an immovable object with a closed fist. That is exactly what I did about one year ago. My ex boyfriend's collar bone was the point of contact.
It was just a regular day at Calvary Baptist Academy. I thought it was atleast. As I was walking down the hallway, a friend stopped me to tell me that my ex boyfriend, Christian, had done…
Population at Greatest Risk for Hip Fractures
Population at greatest risk for hip fractures is older people with osteoporosis, especially white women. The elderly have weaker bone due to osteoporosis and they are more likely to fall due to conditions such as neurological impairment, impaired vision, poor balance, side effects from medications, institutional living, physical inactivity, and difficulty maneuvering around environmental hazards. After a hip fracture, many are…
A metacarpal fracture is a break (fracture) of a bone in the hand. Metacarpals are the bones that extend from the knuckles to the wrist. There are five metacarpal bones that connect your fingers and your thumb to your wrist.
Some hand fractures have bone pieces that are close together and stable (simple). These fractures may be treated with only a splint or cast. Hand fractures that have many pieces of broken bone (comminuted), unstable bone pieces (displaced), or bone that…
There are many different fractures, however, the main categories are incomplete, complete, simple, and compound. Fractures that are incomplete or complete, refer to the way the bone breaks. The incomplete fracture is when the bone cracks, but does not break all the way through. As with the complete fracture, the bone breaks in two or more parts. With the compound or simple fracture, this is referring to rather or not the bone broke through the skin. With a compound fracture, also known as an…
had an open communited depressed fracture of the left temporal bone. Other radiological modalities were utilized in diagnosing the type and severity of her fracture. After diagnosis was made apparent then the appropriate treatment was provided to help Ms. Jenner on a road to recovery.
Depressed Skull Fracture
A 65 year old female model named Caitlyn Jenner walked into the emergency room after suffering trauma to the skull. The incident happened in the early morning while…