When he fell from his moped vehicular.
"It's my scaphoid!" moaned Eric,
Wise American cleric,
"Though most Brits call it carpal navicular."
AVN: medical initialism for avascular necrosis, lethal damage to bone tissue resulting from traumatic interruption of its blood supply; the scaphoid bone of the wrist is particularly susceptible.
The human skeleton has two boat-shaped small bones, one each in the ankle (tarsal) and wrist (carpal) areas. The Latin-derived term navicular ('boat-like'), is applied to either bone, and is favored in Britain to pertain to the wrist site, whereas the Greek-derived term scaphoid seems to be applied only to the carpal bone, but is the preferred term in America.
How did Eric know that it was his scaphoid that he had fractured? See the verse anatomical snuffbox.
After falls on the hand is explainful.
Classic sign (i.e. token)
That the scaphoid bone's broken.
Urgent treatment is bound to be gainful.
(It's surprising how normal they look)
There's no hint of the break
That still makes your wrist ache —
Hairline fracture of hamate bone's hook.
Good alignment of wrist, leg or feet.
Regain strength? Your assignment:
Walk down Physiotherapy Street.
Your punch lands. You might injure your fist.
But, this fact I recall:
On your outstretched hand, fall —
You're more likely to fracture your wrist.
On the other hand, fractures of the wrist (including the distal ends of the radial and ulnar bones of the forearm and eight intrinsic small carpal bones) are most commonly caused by a fall on the outstretched hand. Of all of these, fractures of the distal radius, sustained when attempting to break a fall, are by far the most common.
That idea I vainly disputed:
"Tripped and fell, in one place,"
(I admit, with no grace);
But, bone X-rays my concept refuted.
But, today, not just runners,
Also e-skateboard funners
Join the queue (plate or screw). Funny bone!
The olecranon is the boney process (extension) of the forearm's ulna that extends into the elbow joint. Fractures of the olecranon are moderately common, due to direct trauma (fall on the elbow), but even more so due to indirect trauma (transmission of intense force with a fall on the outstretched hand). Owing to the proximity of the ulnar nerve, a broken funny bone may be associated with numbness and tingling extending into the fingers.
Such injuries have bedevilled joggers and elite athletes, but recently have become more common with the popularity of personal electric transport devices. Surgical treatment is generally required for these fractures that most often have displaced bone fragments.
Post-trauma, new bone
Seems to grow on its own —
Interferes with your re-ambulation.
Usually asymptomatic, new bone formation in extra-skeletal sites seems to occur after physical or surgical trauma, particularly in the lower limbs following joint replacement. Occasionally, within several weeks after the inciting episode, tenderness and swelling near major joints may occur, needing to be differentiated from venous blockage, and requiring bone scanning for detection, as initial radiographs may be negative; this variant syndrome is known as myositis ossificans. Rarely, in progressive cases, surgery is eventually required to allow normal mobility at affected joints.
(Your bone mineral mass our concern).
Dual rays have a hand in
A bone-density stand-in;
Hip and spine fracture risk we discern.
"Let's invest in your smashed pelvic bone!
Get it rodded and plated,
And post-op," he then stated,
"We'll advance you a rather large loan."
post op: medical jargon for 'post-operative' or 'post-operatively'.
Costs incurred by surgical care in the United States can be devastating. Multiple pelvic fractures may accompany major trauma to the trunk. It is, however, unusual for bankers to be consulted directly re the affordability of urgent surgical procedures.
My foot suffered a serious yank.
ORIF stat I've requested
As my plain films suggested
The fracture type known as Lisfranc."
ORIF: initialism for surgical intervention for bone fractures — open reduction, internal fixation
plain films: medical jargon for two-dimensional x-ray studies as opposed to CT, although digital media, not 'film' emulsion, are now generally used to analyze and record the images
With these injuries, involving one or more fractures, metatarsal bones of the lower foot are dissociated from the tarsus, making the mid-foot unstable. They were first observed in cavalry men during the Napoleonic Wars and later described by a French surgeon, Jacques Lisfranc de St-Martin. In English medical jargon they are known as Lisfranc (LIZ-frank or liz-FRANK) fractures. Self-diagnosis of this type of injury by a patient would be an unusual event.