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Emergency Medicine Reports – September 15, 2022

September 15, 2022

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  • Selected Orthopedic Emergencies

    Musculoskeletal complaints are among the most seen conditions presenting to the emergency department (ED), accounting for nearly 20% of all ED visits. The majority of these diagnoses involve significant patient discomfort but are not typically associated with significant morbidity. However, there are a few diagnoses that are considered true orthopedic emergencies. The emergency physician should be familiar with the evaluation and management of these critical diagnoses.