What is a spaghetti wrist?

What is a spaghetti wrist?

What is a spaghetti wrist?

Spaghetti wrist injuries were defined as those occurring between the distal wrist crease and the flexor musculotendinous junctions involving at least three completely transected structures, including at least one nerve and often a vessel. A predilection for injury to the ulnar structures was observed.

What is the most common cause of wrist injury?

Falling on an out stretched arm is the most common cause of the so-called wrist fracture and the deformity is often obvious and the pain severe enough to seek immediate medical attention.

What is the most common injury mechanism for wrist injuries?

The most common mechanism of injury is forced hyperextension of the wrist with ulnar deviation. In this position, the triquetrum is forced against the ulnar styloid, generating a shearing force that results in avulsion of ligaments and a dorsal chip fracture of the triquetrum.

Where is the FCU tendon?

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The Flexor Carpi Ulnaris (FCU) tendon is on the palmar side of the wrist, on the small finger side. The FCU is one of the major tendons that flex the wrist. Occasionally, overuse can cause damage to the FCU tendon.

How is wrist injury diagnosed?

Imaging tests

  1. X-rays. This is the most commonly used test for wrist pain.
  2. CT. This scan can provide more-detailed views of the bones in your wrist and may spot fractures that don’t show up on X-rays.
  3. MRI.
  4. Ultrasound.

How long does it take for wrist laceration to heal?

These injuries may take from two to 10 weeks to heal. But that’s a rough estimate. Everyone heals at a different rate, but generally, time to heal depends on the grade of sprain and proper management. Grade1 typically takes 2-4 weeks as opposed to grade 3 which may take as long as 3-6 months.

What happens if you have nerve damage in your hand?

If a nerve in the hand or wrist is cut, severed, stretched or otherwise damaged, it will not function properly. Damage to the nerves that control motor function can cause weakness, twitching and paralysis in the hand, wrist and arm.

What is FCR tendon?

Abstract. The flexor carpi radialis (FCR) is one of the long flexors, which is important in flexing and abducting the hand at the wrist. It originates at the medial epicondyle of the humerus and attaches at the base of the second metacarpal.

What is the FCU tendon?

The Flexor Carpi Ulnaris (FCU) tendon is on the palmar side of the wrist, on the small finger side. The FCU is one of the major tendons that flex the wrist. Occasionally, overuse can cause damage to the FCU tendon.