What is volar Barton fracture?

There are two types of Barton fractures. If the bump is on the back of your hand, it’s called a dorsal Barton fracture. If the bump is on the palm side, it’s called a volar or reverse Barton fracture. Reverse fractures happen more often.

How is Barton’s fracture treated?

Most Barton fractures will be treated with closed reduction and application of an external fixation device, followed by percutaneous pin insertion. However, it should be noted that recent studies have found little difference between conservative management and surgical treatment in the elderly.

What causes a Barton fracture?

The Barton’s fracture is caused by a fall on an extended and pronated wrist increasing carpal compression force on the dorsal rim. Intra-articular component distinguishes this fracture from a Smith’s or a Colles’ fracture.

What is a volar wrist fracture?

In this injury, there is displacement of the bone such that the wrist joint rests in front of its normal anatomic position. The injury is most commonly found after falling on to the back of the hand, or by falling with the hand planted on the ground with your body twisting around the hand.

What is volar displacement?

Volar (anterior) displacement of the distal fragment is usually the result of a fall on a flexed wrist. These injuries can occur in conjunction with more proximal forearm fractures, such as Monteggia fracture-dislocations, supracondylar humeral fractures and hand fractures.

What is the normal range of motion after wrist surgery?

Most patients will be able to perform most activities of daily living at about 6 weeks but with residual stiffness, with recovery of about 50% of their normal wrist motion. At about 3 months, most patients have regained most of their motion in their hand and wrist as well as strength.

What is buttress plate?

Buttress plates are osteosynthetic implants commonly used in the metaphyseal area for internal fixation of articular fractures to support intraarticular fragments.

What is a volar plate avulsion fracture?

As the volar plate is stretched and torn, it may also pull off a small piece of bone. This can result in a fracture (break). This is also called an avulsion fracture.

How do you treat a volar plate injury?

Most volar plate injuries respond well to non-surgical treatment. This includes rest, short periods of splinting and hand therapy. If the damage is severe, the joint is unstable or a fracture is present, surgery may be necessary.

What is Jefferson fracture?

A Jefferson fracture is a bone fracture of the vertebra C1. The vertebra C1 is a bony ring, with two wedge-shaped lateral masses, connected by relatively thin anterior and posterior arches and a transverse ligament. The lateral mass on vertebra C1, who is taller, is directed laterally.

How serious is a Jefferson fracture?

Any injury to the spine is a serious matter. The most serious concern is damage to the spinal cord. If you’ve experienced a Jefferson fracture without any neurological problems, you should be able to achieve a full recovery. The key will be following your doctor’s advice every day.

Why is it called Jefferson fracture?

It is named after the British neurologist and neurosurgeon Sir Geoffrey Jefferson, who reported four cases of the fracture in 1920 in addition to reviewing cases that had been reported previously.

Why is C1 called a Jefferson fracture?

A C1 (atlas) vertebral fracture that usually occurs after an axial load injury during a diving accident. When there are both anterior and posterior arch fractures this is called a “burst” fracture (also known as a Jefferson’s fracture) and occurs when the occipital condyles are forced into the lateral masses of C1.

What is a Pott’s fracture?

A Pott’s fracture is a fracture affecting one or both of the malleoli. During activities such as landing from a jump (volleyball, basketball) or when rolling an ankle, a certain amount of stress is placed on the tibia and fibula and the ankle joint.

What is a C3 fracture?

The hangman’s fracture refers to a break in a bone known as C2, because it is the second bone down from the skull in your cervical (neck) vertebrae. A fracture can be a partial or complete break in a bone. The injury can also cause the C2 to move out of alignment with the bone right below it, known as the C3.