• Broken Wrist (Colles Fracture) Injury Guide


    What is a Colles Fracture? A broken wrist is common following a fall on an outstretched hand. A Colles fracture is a fracture of the radius bone of the forearm, just above the wrist (a Scaphoid fracture is the other common type of wrist fracture). Symptoms include a great deal of wrist pain, a “dinner … Read more

    Proximal Humeral Fracture in Depth

    The Injury The Humerus is the upper arm bone between the shoulder and the elbow. The part of the Humerus closest to the shoulder is known as the ‘Proximal Humerus’. The Proximal Humerus or upper arm is a common site for a fracture (accounting for around 5% of all fractures). Fractures to the Proximal Humerus … Read more

    Prevention & Treatment of a High Ankle Sprain And Fracture

    What is a High Ankle Sprain? A sprained ankle is one of the most common injuries caused by participation in sports. It refers to soft tissue damage (mainly ligaments ) around the ankle joint. A high ankle sprain refers to ligament damage at the joint between the shin bone (tibia) and splint bone (fibula). This … Read more

    Fifth Metatarsal Fractures and Surgery

    Dr Mark S. Myerson, M.D. is the renowned Orthopedic and Medical Director for The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr Myerson is one of the world’s foremost experts on foot and ankle reconstruction and injury. He has pioneered surgical techniques that have revolutionized the diagnosis, treatment and recovery … Read more

    Broken Wrist (Capitate Fracture) Injury Guide

    Broken Wrist (Capitate Fracture)

    What is a Capitate Fracture? A broken wrist commonly occurs following a fall on an outstretched hand. A capitate fracture accounts for around 2% of all wrist fractures. The capitate is one of the eight small carpal bones that make up the wrist complex. It is positioned in the centre of the carpal region and … Read more