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

Splint Immobilization For Treatment of a Scapholunate Ligament Injury

Posted by Lori Algar OTD, OTR/L, CHT on Thu, Jul 27,2017 @ 03:07 PM

Wrist instability is a common injury treated by many hand therapists. The anatomy of the wrist includes eight carpal bones that, with the combined efforts of the intercarpal ligaments, allow for circumduction of the wrist joint while imparting stability anywhere within the range of motion. An injury to one or several of the ligaments can lead to wrist instability.

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Tags: scapholunate ligament injury

Conservative Treatment of Scapholunate Ligament Injury

Posted by Lori Algar OTD, OTR/L, CHT on Fri, Nov 18,2016 @ 07:00 AM

The scapholunate (SL) ligament runs between the scaphoid and the lunate and provides crucial support to allow appropriate carpal mechanics at the wrist during motion and use of the hand. Injury and tearing of this ligament can occur with trauma or as a progressive degenerative weakening of the ligament. The extent of the injury ranges from a partial tear or attenuation to a full rupture of the ligament and from dynamic instability

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Tags: scapholunate ligament injury

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