Skeletal Trauma

  • Francis X. McGuigan


Skeletal trauma can be divided into three major groups of injuries to the musculoskeletal system: fractures, dislocations, and fracture/dislocations. A fracture is a disruption in the continuity of cortical and/or cancellous bone. A dislocation is a disruption of the normal articulating anatomy of a joint. Dislocations can be either a complete disruption of the normal anatomy or a partial dislocation, termed a subluxation. A fracture/dislocation is a fracture occurring in or near a joint that results in a subluxation or dislocation of the joint.


Anterior Cruciate Ligament Compartment Syndrome Femoral Neck Fracture Radial Head Intramedullary Nail 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle CenterGeorgetown University Medical Center, Pasquerilla Healthcare Center (PHC)WashingtonUSA

Personalised recommendations