Test Taking Tip
Orthopedics is not usually a high-yield topic for the ABSITE, although they will occasionally ask a question related to trauma. Look over injury patterns and know which fractures are associated with each other (eg, calcaneal fractures and spinal compression fractures).
Which type of fracture is characterized by sharp fragments?
Which type of fracture is characterized by rounded fragments with callous formation?
What are "greenstick" fractures?
Which type of fracture occurs through diseased bone (eg, a tumor or osteopenic bone)?
What are fractures called that have a communication to the skin?
What type of fracture is caused by rotational forces?
What term is given to a fracture that breaks in multiple places?
What is a "butterfly fragment?"
Define a Monteggia fracture:
Define a Galeazzi fracture:
Define a Lisfranc injury:
Scaphoid fractures most commonly occur as a result of:
Scaphoid fracture: nonunion. (Reproduced from Doherty GM. Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Surgery. 13th ed. http://www.accessmedicine.com. Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.)
Where does a scaphoid (navicular) fracture of the wrist classically produce tenderness?
Define a Chance fracture:
Define a Jefferson fracture: