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Medical Category: Orthopedics

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Mega Summary – Part 2

Take Home Points Emergency medicine revolves around the differential¬†diagnosis History and physical exam should significantly narrow your differential diagnosis Have an idea of what specific diagnoses are being ruled out when ordering diagnostic tests Always consider the most life-threatening and …

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Abdominal and GastroinstestinalCardiovascularDermatologyEndocrine, Metabolic, Fluid, and ElectrolytesHematology and OncologyInfectious DiseaseNeurologyObstetrics and GynecologyOrthopedicsResuscitationTrauma

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Ankle and Foot Injuries

Take Home Points Sprains need more support than just an ace wrap – place them in an aircast or a splint Perform a thorough physical exam – take off their shoes and socks Lisfranc and Maisonneuve injuries are often missed …

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OrthopedicsTrauma

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Leg Pain

Take Home Points Approach leg pain with the seconds, minutes, hours mindset – think about acute limb ischemia, compartment syndrome, and necrotizing fasciitis Do a thorough physical exam – get their shoes and socks off – you will find crazy …

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Infectious DiseaseOrthopedicsTrauma

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Lacerations

Take Home Points Don’t make bite width to small – look at the curvature of the needle – start the bite at half the curvature of the needle Don’t pull too tight – this will pucker the skin and lead …

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DermatologyOrthopedicsProcedures and SkillsTrauma

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Back Pain

Take Home Points Ask about the red flags: cancer, fever, IVDA, FND, point tenderness, saddle/perianal anesthesia, trauma, urinary retention, bowel incontinence, weight loss Most don’t need XR’s – set this expectation and advise against bed rest Consider XR’s: h/o cancer, …

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Infectious DiseaseOrthopedicsTrauma

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