Fall onto an outstretched hand

Fall onto an outstretched hand (FOOSH) is a common mechanism for wrist-forearm fractures, in certain cases with involvement of elbow structures, particularly in children.

Some injuries that result from such a fall include:

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rID: 8982
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Fall onto an outstretched hand (FOOSH)
  • Fall onto outstretched hand
  • FOOSH
  • Fall on an outstretched hand
  • Fall onto an outstretched arm
  • Fall on an outstretched arm

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: post FOOSH scaphoid fracture
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