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Emergency department management of selected orthopedic injuries.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17826217     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rather than providing an encyclopedic review of extremity injuries, this article reviews selected serious injuries of the extremities that can be missed in the emergency department, either because they are relatively uncommon or because they are subtle in their clinical and radiographic presentation. They include injuries to the scapula, the shoulder, the forearm, the femur and hip, the knee, the tibia (which is the most common long bone fracture), and the ankle and foot. Their various causes include sports injuries, falls, and motor vehicle accidents. Several of these injuries can result in emergent complications or have time-dependent outcomes. Consequently, these injuries often must be managed by emergency physicians before specialist expertise becomes available.
Edward J Newton; John Love
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine clinics of North America     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0733-8627     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg. Med. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-10     Completed Date:  2007-10-18     Revised Date:  2009-08-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8219565     Medline TA:  Emerg Med Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  763-93, ix-x     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, LAC+USC Medical Center, Building GNH 1011, 1200 North State Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arm Injuries* / diagnosis,  radiography,  therapy
Dislocations* / diagnosis,  radiography,  therapy
Fractures, Bone* / diagnosis,  radiography,  therapy
Leg Injuries* / diagnosis,  radiography,  therapy
Orthopedic Procedures*
Scapula / injuries
Sternoclavicular Joint / injuries
Erratum In:
Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2009 Aug;27(3):545

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