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Trauma of the Appendicular Skeleton: Overuse-Related Injury

  • Mario Maas

Abstract

Acute traumatic injury of the appendicular skeleton requires fracture detection, classification, and then treatment, usually in an Emergency (Radiology) Department. Nearly every weekend, radiologists are confronted with various fracture types. In The Netherlands, the sudden reappearance in the winter of 2009 of below-freezing temperatures led to an enthusiastic increase in ice skating — with a dramatic increase in fractures, mainly of the wrist, in Dutch hospitals!

Keywords

Stress Fracture Bone Marrow Edema Appendicular Skeleton Fracture Detection Injured Athlete 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Maas
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  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Academic Medical CenterUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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