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 (e.g., calcaneal fractures and spinal compression fractures).
Which type of fracture is characterized by sharp fragments?
What is a callus a sign of?
What are “greenstick” fractures?
Which type of fracture occurs through diseased bone (e.g., 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 has multiple fragments?
What is a “butterfly fragment”?
Define a Monteggia fracture:
Define a Galeazzi fracture:
Scaphoid fracture: nonunion. (Reproduced with permission from Doherty GM. CURRENT Diagnosis & Treatment Surgery, 15th ed. New York, NY: McGraw Hill; 2020.)
Define a Lisfranc injury:
Scaphoid fractures most commonly occur as a result of:
Where does a scaphoid fracture of the wrist classically produce tenderness?
Define a Chance fracture: