Orthopedics

EHL

Extensor Hallucis Longus

FHL

Flexor Hallucis Longus

Nursemaid’s Elbow

  A colloquial term for a radial head sublaxation injury, which often occurs during childhood. Also referred to as a “pulled elbow.” This term exists because nursemaids, who used to take care of children, would swing children by one arm which would cause this injury.  

Boxer’s Fracture

  A colloquial term for a base of the fifth metatarsal fracture. This occurs when a patient takes a roundhouse punch to a hard object, which means the metatarsal of the fifth digit is the primary point of contact. This bone is fragile and often fractures during roundhouse swings. Note real boxers do not do […]

FOOSH

Fall Onto OutStretched Hand, usually in association with a fracture of the distal radius bone and scaphoid bone of the hand