Operating Room Registered Nurse: My Career: Compound Fracture of the femur bone near the hip joint
Smith fractures (also known as a Goyrand fracture in the French literature 3) are fractures of the distal radius with associated palmar angulation of the distal fracture fragment. Classically, these fractures are extra-articular transverse fractures and can be thought of as a reverse Colles fracture. Read all about it: radiopaedia.org/...
Birth fracture - clavicle fracture: The lungs and pleural spaces are clear, but there is a left clavicle fracture and left sided rib fractures secondary to birth trauma.
Open Book Fracture: One specific kind of pelvic fracture is known as an 'open book' fracture. This is often the result from a heavy impact to the groin (pubis), a common motorcycling accident injury. In this kind of injury, the left and right halves of the pelvis are separated at front and rear, the front opening more than the rear, i.e. like opening a book. Depending on the severity, this may require surgical reconstruction.