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Acute limb ischemia — a thromboembolic condition that occurs when arterial supply to the affected extremity becomes critically compromised — is a devastating condition if not expediently recognized an
Knee dislocations are a true orthopedic emergency and require immediate imaging and reduction. Even with non-operative management, a return to full activity takes months of physical therapy and rehabi
Here it is: the dreaded pediatric elbow. Is it a fracture? An ossification center? Shouldn't there be a bone there? By using a systematic approach to reading elbow x-rays, you can begin to feel more c
Point-of-care ultrasound-guided arthrocentesis performed in the emergency department can expedite the diagnosis and treatment of septic arthritis, potentially averting the need for surgery.
While Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a well-known and feared cause of septic arthritis, P. aeruginosa needs to be considered by the emergency physician when caring for an IV dru
In 2018, statistics show 15,605 children and adolescents were confirmed victims of physical abuse in the United States. It is vital to ensure a safe disposition for pediatric patients, as further harm
Septic arthritis is a rheumatologic emergency, which may lead to permanent joint damage and a mortality rate of 10-15%. If left untreated, non-gonococcal septic arthritis can destroy articular cartila
It is important to consider that acute urinary retention can be a subtle clue of a neurologic process warranting emergent CT imaging to rule out vertebral fracture and MRI to rule out spinal cord comp
Osteochondral defect (OCD), historically referred to as Osteochondritis Dissecans, was described by Dr. Franz König more than 125 years ago. Rarely seen in the ED, it should remain in your differentia
Although cervical spine injuries are rare among the pediatric population, when you do see a child with a spinal injury, there's a 60-80% likelihood the c-spine is involved.