Wrist Pain after a Fall on an Outstretched Hand (FOOSH)

Posted by Lori Algar OTD, OTR/L, CHT on Fri, Jan 11,2019 @ 11:32 AM

There are a variety of wrist injuries that can occur from a traumatic fall on an outstretched hand. These injuries are termed FOOSH (fall on an outstretched hand) injuries. Probably the most well-known FOOSH is a distal radius fracture, which is identified and treated first by a physician. As a health care professional, you may be seeing an increase in referrals for wrist pain from falls this time of year, now may be a good time to review the clinical signs used to find other FOOSH injuries.

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Tags: Wrist Injuries, FOOSH, triangular fibrocartilage complex injuries, scapholunate ligament injury, Scaphoid Fracture

Scaphoid Fractures - Treatment and Rehabilitation

Posted by Lori Algar OTD, OTR/L, CHT on Fri, Sep 16,2016 @ 11:59 AM

Scaphoid fractures most often occur in males between the ages of 15 to 30 years old and usually are sustained with wrist hyperextension and radial deviation as a consequence of a fall onto an outstretched hand. Individuals with a scaphoid fracture often present with pain, swelling, decreased range of motion, and tenderness in the anatomic snuffbox.

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Tags: Scaphoid Fracture

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