Medical Category: Orthopedics

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

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Head Injury

Take Home Points Patients >65 or suspected of intoxication are at high risk for bleeds – scan them!! Epidural has a lucent period – be wary of decompensation and perform frequent re-evals. Anti-coagulated patients must be reversed. FFP takes hours …

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Head, Eye, Ear, Nose, and ThroatOrthopedicsTrauma

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of EM – Introduction

REBEL Core Cast – Basics of Emergency Medicine Podcast Welcome to the EMRA Basics of Emergency Medicine Podcast. I am your host EJ Wright, and the following series is an all encompassing approach to the most common chief complaints in …

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REBEL Core Cast 77.0 – Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis

Take Home Points Think about flexor tenosynovitis in a patient with atraumatic finger pain.  They may have any combination of these signs: Tenderness along the course of the flexor tendon Symmetrical swelling of the finger – often called the sausage …

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Infectious DiseaseOrthopedics

REBEL Core Cast 74.0 – Cauda Equina Syndrome

Take Home Points: Cauda equina syndrome is a rare emergency with devastating consequences Early recognition is paramount as the presence of bladder dysfunction portends bad functional outcomes The presence of bilateral lower extremity weakness or sensory changes should alert clinicians …

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