- Current treatment for this type of fracture is a thumb spica, but some evidence suggests that the thumb could be omitted from the cast.
- As a basic rule, in a patient with a clinically suspected scaphoid fracture but negative initial radiographs, it is reasonable to apply a short arm thumb spica and re-evaluate the patient in two weeks.
Late 17th century: from Latin, literally 'spike, ear of corn'; related to spina 'spine'. The current sense is influenced by Greek stakhus 'ear of wheat'.
Latin, literally 'ear of wheat (in the hand of the goddess)'.
¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?
Los comentarios que no respeten nuestras Normas comunitarias podrían ser moderados o eliminados.