Skeletal Trauma



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 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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