You look at the title and wonder what exactly a FOOSH is. FOOSH is an acronym for fall on an outstretched hand. It can be a simple fall or a traumatic fall. What type of activities can cause a FOOSH? There are many different causes of this injury. It could be from someone skiing down the mountain, snowboarding, playing basketball, football, etc. This could even occur from a simple fall while walking.

With the turning of the seasons brings the wonderful accumulation of the that one word some people love, and others hate, snow. If we are going to mention snow, we cannot forget its partner, ice. This makes for the perfect conditions for a slip and fall right on that outstretched hand or even hands. Several people fall forward or backward and land on both hands causing injuries to both of their hands/arms.

Falls like these can cause all diverse types of injuries which could include a sprain or strain of the wrist, a scaphoid fracture, tears of ligaments, fractures of the radius and/or ulna, bruising and more. Your first line of treatment will more than likely consist of a trip to the emergency room where they will take x-rays and maybe even a CT or even an MRI. Here they make a diagnosis of the injury, splint the injured area, and send you to follow up with an orthopedist. Depending on the severity of your injury can result in numerous types of treatments. It could be something as simple as rest, to the point of needing surgery to repair the injury. In most cases, you will find yourself in a bulky cast at some point in the treatment. This means you will be in that heavy, awkward, smelly cast for typically 6-8 weeks.

If you find yourself in that situation, take the opportunity to make your recovery as comfortable as possible. Give us a call and our staff will assist you in the steps you need to take in obtaining the country’s only waterproof, sanitizable, 3D printed cast. All you need is a prescription from your physician and an iPhone X or newer to scan with. Visit us at or give us a call at 1-800-583-6690. From all of us here at ActivArmor, we wish you and yours an incredibly Happy Thanksgiving!