Initial Evaluation And Management Of Orthopedic Injuries

Jeffrey S. Menkes

C.l.inical.Physiplogy ofFractures How FracturesOccur

Fracture Healing

Orthopedic .Emergencies

Open, ..Fracture

Dislocation, .and.Subluxation

NeurovascularDeficit

Prehospital..Care Preliminary Splinting iRedu,cin,g..D,e,fo,rmit,y..in„ .the. Field

Emergency ..Deipiartment...EvalMaiion...andM Differential .„Diagnosis

History

Physical ..Examination

Radiologic.Evaluation Describing.. Radiographs

Treatment in..the ...Emerge.nc.y, .Department Control ..of. Pain,. and. .Swelling

Keeping .the,. Patient ..npo

Rediucinig.nDislocatlions

Initial .„M.a.n.agement..of .Open. .Fractures Orthopedic .Consu!tation..in theEmergency...D.epa^rtment

Compa^rtment.Sy,ndrom,e

Irreducible . .Dislocation

Circulatory. Compromise Ope,n..F,ract,u.re

Injuries .Requiring.. Su.rgicai.Repa.ir

Immobilization Techniques Principles . of. . Splinting

Types. of. . Imm.o.bMilization... Dressings

Adjuncts .toAmbuiation Crutches

Walkers.and .Canes Disch.a.rge, Instructions

Follow-Up

Complications

Neurologic. . Deficit

Vascular..Injury

Compa^rtment.Syndrome

Delayed. and. .Late. .Complications

Acknowledgments Chapter. References

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