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Articles Tagged With: Fractures

  • An Anatomical Review of Trauma to the Mouth and Throat

    Trauma to the mouth and throat is very common. Fortunately, the majority of the injuries are minor, but early and timely recognition of critical, potentially devastating injuries is essential. The authors provide a thorough review highlighting critical injuries and their management.

  • News From the WHI: Soft Drink Consumption and Bone Health

    Participants from the Women’s Health Initiative study who reported consumption of more than two soft drinks per day showed a higher incidence of hip fracture compared to those consuming no soft drinks.

  • Claims Allege ED Failed to Diagnose Fracture; Cases Feature Similar Fact Patterns

    Orthopedists were the most frequently named specialty in fracture-related malpractice lawsuits, according to the authors of an analysis of claims occurring from 1988 to 2015.

  • An Update on Physical Abuse of Children

    Approximately one in five children evaluated in the emergency department is physically abused. Emergency physicians have a responsibility to consider abuse in the differential of every injured child. Although there is increasing awareness of the emergency physician’s role in diagnosing abuse, emergency physicians frequently fail to recognize the more subtle presentations of abuse. This article reviews the identification, evaluation, and management of a child with possible physical abuse.

  • Blunt Pelvic Trauma

    The management of pelvic trauma has evolved significantly in the last 20 years, with advances in devices and procedures. The key to success is having a team of physicians, including specialists in emergency medicine, interventional radiology, and surgery, who can work together to provide each patient the best outcome possible.

  • The Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Fractures, Falls, and Bone Mineral Density

    The authors of this systemic review, random-effect meta-analysis, and trial sequence analysis suggested that vitamin D supplementation does not have clinically significant effects on bone mineral density or the prevention of fractures or falls.

  • B Vitamins and Hip Fracture Risk: To B or Not to B?

    Researchers conducted a secondary analysis and extended follow-up of two large, randomized, controlled trials to show the relationship between supplementing with B vitamins and the incidence of hip fractures.

  • Orofacial, Eye, and Ear Trauma

    Facial trauma is uncommon in children. However, the unique features of these injuries, as well as the assessment and management considerations to minimize radiation exposure and ensure optimal cosmetic outcome, require an awareness of the diagnostic and therapeutic approach in pediatric patients. The authors provide an overview of orofacial, eye, and ear trauma in children.

  • Common Orthopedic Injuries

    Orthopedic injuries are a common reason for emergency department (ED) visits. Orthopedic injuries should be diagnosed promptly and accurately and treated to optimize the outcome.

  • Common Pediatric Upper Extremity Overuse Injuries

    Pediatric overuse injuries are becoming very common as the intensity of athletic competition extends to our younger population. Acute care providers must include these injuries in their differential as they listen to and examine young athletes. Identification and coordination of care with a sports medicine expert will optimize the long-term outcomes for these children.