CRITICAL CARE

Femur and Pelvis Fractures

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Fractures of the proximal femur are common in elderly individuals, who have decreased bone mass and a higher frequency of falls. Women are more likely than men to sustain femoral…

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Metatarsal Fractures

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See Appendix for stepwise instructions for weight-bearing and non–weight-bearing short-leg casts and a lower extremity splint used in the treatment of metatarsal fractures. See Expert Consult for the electronic version…

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Ankle Fractures

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The key to successful management of ankle fractures is distinguishing between those that are stable and those that are unstable. In the evaluation of any traumatic or twisting injury to…

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Calcaneus and Other Tarsal Fractures

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Fractures of the tarsal bones are relatively uncommon. The calcaneus is the tarsal bone most often fractured, representing 60% of all tarsal fractures. The talus is the second most frequently…

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Facial and Skull Fractures

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As long as they are aware of certain pitfalls, primary care providers can manage nasal fractures, including reduction of selected displaced fractures. Fractures of other facial bones and the skull…

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Toe Fractures

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Toe fractures account for approximately 8% to 9% of fractures. Toe fractures are relatively straightforward to treat, and the outcome is generally excellent. Hence, they are frequently managed by primary…

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Rib Fractures

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Rib fractures are some of the most common thoracic injuries, but diagnosing them can be difficult because reliable clinical examination findings are lacking and radiographs are specific but not very…

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Spine Fractures

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Orthopedic surgeons or neurosurgeons manage most acute fractures of the spine. Knowledge of the signs of fracture instability is the key to appropriate selection of fractures that can be managed…

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