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Medical Category: Orthopedics

The FISH RCT: Surgical vs Non-Surgical Management of Displaced Humeral Shaft Fractures

Background: Humeral shaft fractures are commonly seen in the Emergency Department and emergency management is relatively straightforward: assess for other trauma, assess for radial nerve injury, analgesia, sling or functional bracing and follow up with orthopedics. However, there are debates …

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Orthopedics

Clinical Pearls from ACEP 2017 – Washington D.C.

This year ACEP 2017 took place in Washington D.C. from Oct. 29th – Nov 1st, 2017.   There were lots of amazing speakers and topics as was evidenced by the eruption of everyone’s twitter feeds with the #ACEP17 hashtag.  I was …

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CardiovascularOrthopedicsResuscitation

Acetaminophen vs. Diclofenac vs. Combo for Acute MSK Pain

Background: Acute, minor musculoskeletal injuries (i.e. non-fracture or dislocations) are frequently seen in the Emergency Department. Aside from ruling out a more severe injury, management often focuses on pain relief or mitigation of pain. Though many analgesic agents exist, acetaminophen …

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Orthopedics

What Is the Role of Muscle Relaxants or Opiates in the Treatment of Acute Non-Traumatic LBP?

Background: Acute, non-traumatic low back pain (LBP) is a common chief complaint and has been estimated to lead to more than 2.7 million ED visits annually nationwide. It affects a broad range of individuals and can be painful and debilitating …

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Orthopedics

REBEL Review 52: Classification of Open Fractures

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REBEL Reviews

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