Elbow Fractures

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Elbow fractures in adults and children are among the most complex of all fractures. The higher complication rate and need for near-anatomic reduction in these fractures necessitate orthopedic referral in…

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Humerus Fractures

Mar 11, 2019 by in CRITICAL CARE Comments Off on Humerus Fractures

Humerus fractures constitute 2% to 4% of the fractures encountered in primary care and are relatively uncommon in children and young adults. When they do occur in these age groups,…

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Radius and Ulna Fractures

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Fractures of the distal radius are among the most common fractures, and of these, the most familiar pattern is the Colles’ fracture, first described in 1814. Although Colles considered these…

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Clavicle and Scapula Fractures

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Clavicle fractures are common injuries, occurring most often in children and young adults. Treatment is determined largely by the location of the fracture and the degree of displacement. Many clavicle…

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Carpal Fractures

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Fractures of the carpal bones constitute approximately 6% of all fractures, but they are probably underdiagnosed. Scaphoid fractures are the most common fractures of carpal bones, accounting for more than…

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General Principles of Fracture Care

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Although each fracture requires individual evaluation and management, general principles of fracture assessment and fracture healing can be applied to aid providers in the proper care of patients with fractures….

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Metacarpal Fractures

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Fractures of the metacarpals are the second most common type of fracture seen in a primary care setting. They are classified according to the anatomic location of the fracture: head,…

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Finger Fractures

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Finger fractures are the most common types of fractures seen in primary care settings. Many of these fractures are sport or work related, but they may also occur in common…

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