Browsing: Orthopedics

Osteochondral defect (OCD), historically referred to as Osteochondritis Dissecans, was described by Dr. Franz K├Ânig 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.
Investigate the pressure of this tangled case of a patient with a limb-threatening injury at first discharged home in the absence of a fracture.
Symptoms of multiple myeloma can be as nondescript as weight loss, fatigue, generalized weakness, and bone pain. Focus on the classic tetrad of hypercalcemia, renal failure, anemia, and bony lytic les
Before employing this nerve block when addressing shoulder dislocations, ensure familiarity with the nerve structure in the area and assess whether it will be appropriate in the patient.
Fracture blisters on this patient's ankle resulted from a sock topped by a SAM splint that went through a 8.5-mile mule ride to get to an ambulance. Take in these pointers on handling such injuries an
Spontaneous iliopsoas injury, most commonly associated with athletes, is a rare cause of atraumatic hip pain - yet it should remain on your differential when evaluating hip or low back pain among the
Working in a busy ski clinic brings a variety of sports medicine injuries into focus. When your patient is a downhill skier, knee injuries are the most common injury you'll see.
Signs of posterior sternoclavicular joint dislocations can be subtle, but this condition is a true orthopedic emergency. Are you prepared to perform a reduction in the ED if necessary?
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Boxer's Break: Metacarpal Fractures A 21-year-old male presents to the emergency department (ED) with pain and swelling in his left hand several hours after an injury that occurred while playing foot