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Behold, the anatomical snuff box!
Why a snuff box you ask? Well, extension of the thumb forms a impression in the hand that many a delinquent have used for the snorting of unsavory substances.
That said, this area is important for assessing the swelling associated with scaphoid fractures.

The scaphoid is one of the many carpal (hand) bones. A fracture of this bone is usually associated with a fall on an outstretched hand, also called a FOOSH. It requires around 6 weeks of immobilization for care and the wrist must be protected for an additional 6 months afterwards.
Ouch.
Though swelling is a solid indication of injury, wrists sprains and fractures look very similar externally and an x-ray is needed for a final diagnosis.
All in all, if you must fall, learning how to fall correctly can save you a lot of hurt.
Source:
"Rehabilitation techniques for Sports Medicine and Athletic Injuries, 5th ed." William E. Prentice
Image credits:
http://teachmeanatomy.info/wp-content/uploads/Labelled-Tendons-of-the-Anatomical-Snuffbox-Hand-TeachMeAnatomy.png
http://www.wristsupportbraces.com/Images/category/icon/Scaphoid-Fracture.jpg

Behold, the anatomical snuff box!

Why a snuff box you ask? Well, extension of the thumb forms a impression in the hand that many a delinquent have used for the snorting of unsavory substances.

That said, this area is important for assessing the swelling associated with scaphoid fractures.

The scaphoid is one of the many carpal (hand) bones. A fracture of this bone is usually associated with a fall on an outstretched hand, also called a FOOSH. It requires around 6 weeks of immobilization for care and the wrist must be protected for an additional 6 months afterwards.

Ouch.

Though swelling is a solid indication of injury, wrists sprains and fractures look very similar externally and an x-ray is needed for a final diagnosis.

All in all, if you must fall, learning how to fall correctly can save you a lot of hurt.

Source:

"Rehabilitation techniques for Sports Medicine and Athletic Injuries, 5th ed." William E. Prentice

Image credits:

http://teachmeanatomy.info/wp-content/uploads/Labelled-Tendons-of-the-Anatomical-Snuffbox-Hand-TeachMeAnatomy.png

http://www.wristsupportbraces.com/Images/category/icon/Scaphoid-Fracture.jpg


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