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Fractures/Dislocations

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For common fractures and MSK injuries we recommend the EM Cases Digest – MSK and Trauma which contains a collection of resources and EM cases podcasts covering a range of ED presentations on MSK injuries and fractures. Below are a few selected topics.

 

Hand Emergencies

Discussing various hand emergencies and tips on how to identify and manage them in the ED.

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Hand Emergencies

Discussing the key clinical pearls and pitfalls in the recognition and management of many apparently benign hand emergencies that have serious morbidity.

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Commonly Missed Uncommon Orthopedic Injuries

The first podcast discusses Lisfranc injuries, perilunate injuries, DRUJ injuries and pelvic apophyseal injuries.

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Commonly Missed Uncommon Orthopedic Injuries Part 2

The second podcast is a round table discussion on syndesmosis injuries, distal bicep tendon and quadriceps tendon ruptures, as well as gastrocnemius tears.

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Fifth Metatarsal Fracture (Jones)

Discussing the Jones Fracture and how to identify it on imaging compared to other common foot fractures.

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Hip Fracture Morbidity

An overview of the epidemiology of hip fractures, the associated risk factors, presentation, diagnosis and management.

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Supracondylar Fracture

An overview of the various types of supracondylar fractures, their radiological findings, and treatment in the ED.

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AC Joint Separation

An overview of AC joint separation with an emphasis on injury mechanism, diagnosis and classification, and initial treatment.

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Game Keeper’s Thumb

Discussing the anatomy of the ulnar collateral ligaments and examination techniques to elicit pain in a Game Keeper’s Thumb.

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Patellar Tendon Rupture

A case-based overview of a patellar tendon rupture, assessment, diagnosis, and management.

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Occult Fractures & Dislocations

Discussing the key diagnostic considerations in commonly missed occult fractures and dislocations.

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Shoulder Dislocations

Discussing the mechanisms of injury, examination and Xray findings, and the various reduction techniques for shoulder dislocations.

 

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Wrist and Forearm Injuries

A podcast overview of wrist and forearm injuries – focusing on specific fractures & instabilities with key imaging findings and their managements – Based off Rosen’s Chapter 51, with written summary.

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Lisfranc Injury

A podcast discussion on the classification, diagnostic pathway, and management of Lisfranc injuries.

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Calcaneous Fractures

Discussing the mechanisms of injury, classification, imaging findings, and ED management of calcaneous fractures.

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Beyond the Basics +


Splinting Videos

How to splint a Colles’ Fracture/Sugar tong splint.

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