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Thumb Dislocation

Thumb dislocation.

thumb dislocation

thumb dislocation

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Metacarpal fracture

If you have a “broken hand,” you have a metacarpal fracture — an injury to the bone at the level of the palm of your hand. You have five metacarpal bones, one for each of your fingers. The metacarpal bones support the hand, and the end of the metacarpal bone forms the knuckle on the back of your hand.
Typically these occur from falls, sports injuries, fist fight/ punches, or car accidents.  (adapted from orthopedics.about link)

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Intramedullary rod

An intramedullary rod, also known as an intramedullary nail (IM nail) or inter-locking nail or Küntscher nail, is a metal rod forced into the medullary cavity of a bone. IM nails have long been used to treat fractures of long bones of the body. Gerhard Küntscher is credited with the first use of this device in 1939, during World War II, for soldiers with fractures of the femur. (From Wikipedia)

Radiograph of a woman’s leg after surgery for trauma sustained in a motor vehicle accident. (AnatomyBox)

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An intussusception is a medical condition in which a part of the intestine has invaginated into another section of intestine; this leads to a bowel obstruction.  In the scout film below, you can see a “target sign” which is usually only visible on CT scan, in this case is visible in the AP image of the abdomen.

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This child presented with a 2 day history of crampy abdominal pain.

CT scan of “target sign” (link)

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