Medical Category: Orthopedics

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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REBEL Core Cast 70.0 – Open Fractures

Take Home Points: Prioritize ABCs and systematic evaluation of the trauma patient with an open fracture as one third of these patients have multiple injuries Assess neurovascular status and immediately reduce and immobilize if compromised Give appropriate antibiotics as soon …

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