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Articles Tagged With: Fractures

  • 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.

  • Does This Older Patient Have a Spinal Fracture? Evaluation and Management of Spinal Fractures in Older Adults

    Older adults present unique challenges for the clinician. Missing a spinal fracture can have devastating consequences for this more fragile population. The authors review the clinical presentation, injury patterns, and unique considerations for imaging and management of spinal fractures in older adults.

  • 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.

  • Pediatric Sports-Related Injuries of the Lower Extremity: Ankle

    Pediatric lower extremity injuries are common in the emergency department, especially with increasing sports specialization in young athletes. Acute care providers need to be familiar with common injury patterns, indications for radiographs, and more specialized imaging. Recognizing and maintaining a high degree of suspicion for high-morbidity injuries that may masquerade as an ankle sprain is critical. The authors review common injuries and also injuries that cannot be missed including Maisonneuve fracture, talar fractures, navicular fractures, Jones or pseudo-Jones fractures, Lisfranc injuries, and Salter-Harris fractures.

  • ED Doctor Waited Five Days to Enter Diagnosis

    The sequence of events that led to August de los Reyes being paralyzed from the neck down at age 42 began innocuously with a simple fall from his bed at home in May 2013.

  • Commonly Missed Radiographic Findings

    The practice of medicine involves judgment, the weighing of possibilities and probabilities. Even more so when interpreting radiographs.

  • Acute Shoulder Injury

    MONOGRAPH: Musculoskeletal injuries or pain complaints comprise a large portion of visits to EDs every year.