Colle’s Fracture

What are the indications for conservative care of colle's fracture? Conservative care could be performed if the fracture does not involve the joint, if the angulation is less than 5 degrees, or if there is <5mm of radial shortening.

Colle’s Fracture2016-08-19T13:29:24+00:00

Scaphoid fracture

What is the treatment for scaphoid fractures when they occur at the waist? Scaphoid fractures that occur at the waist are usually treated with surgical intervention due to the high rate of non-union and avascular necrosis.

Scaphoid fracture2016-08-19T13:23:43+00:00


What is Kienbock's disease? Kienbock's disease is avascular necrosis of the lunate. 


Dupuytren’s Contracture

What is the treatment for Dupuytren's contracture?   Initial treatment consists of splinting with ROM exercises.  If this fails, corticosteroid injections can be trialed followed by surgical intervention.

Dupuytren’s Contracture2016-08-19T12:49:58+00:00

6th Compartment

What common condition is associated with the 6th compartment? Snapping ECU is one of the most common injuries of the 6th compartment.

6th Compartment2016-08-19T12:45:53+00:00

Mallet Finger

With a traumatic mallet finger, an x-ray should be obtained to rule out what? X-ray should always be obtained to rule out avulsion injury.

Mallet Finger2016-08-19T12:43:24+00:00
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