What is the difference between intra-articular and extra-articular fractures?

What is the difference between intra-articular and extra-articular fractures?

Fracture types can be described as “extra – articular” (which means the fracture line does not extend into the joint) or “intra – articular” ( which means the fracture line does extend into the joint; this is the more serious type of fracture).

Does an intra-articular fracture require surgery?

Surgery for Intra-Articular Radial Fractures When the position of the bone fragments cannot be corrected using reduction and a cast alone, surgery is the ideal option for treatment.

Is Colles fracture intra or extra-articular?

A Colles’ fracture* describes an extra-articular fracture of the distal radius with dorsal angulation and dorsal displacement, within 2cm of the articular surface. This type of fracture typically occurs as a “fragility fracture” in osteoporotic bone.

What causes intra-articular fracture?

: an intraarticular fracture of the ulnar (volar) portion of the distal radius, usually caused by direct impaction of the lunate onto the lunate fossa of the distal radius.

What is the meaning of extra-articular?

Extra-articular means outside of or other than a joint. RA affects your joints, as well as other systems in your body. Therefore, you can also call these manifestations or effects systemic. RA inflammation affects your joints through swelling, pain, and potentially joint damage.

What is an articular fracture?

An articular or periarticular fracture happens when a bone breaks inside or around a joint. These injuries often damage cartilage at the ends of bones (articular cartilage) and other joint tissues, requiring special care.

How long does it take for intra-articular fracture to heal?

Surgical dissection into the joint is distal to the intact ulnar collateral ligament insertion via the fracture site. When anatomically realigned, these injuries heal in 4 to 6 weeks without complication.

What is Colle fracture?

A Colles fracture is a type of broken wrist (fracture). It’s also called a distal (away from the center of the body) fracture with dorsal angulation (an upward angle). A Colles fracture is a very painful and serious injury.

How long does it take an intra-articular fracture to heal?

Open reduction and pin fixation are required (Fig. 9-41). Surgical dissection into the joint is distal to the intact ulnar collateral ligament insertion via the fracture site. When anatomically realigned, these injuries heal in 4 to 6 weeks without complication.

Where is the extra-articular?

Extra-articular means outside of or other than a joint. RA affects your joints, as well as other systems in your body.

What is Peri articular?

Medical Definition of periarticular : of, relating to, occurring in, or being the tissues surrounding a joint periarticular pain.

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