Fracture Management for Primary Care

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Saunders, 2003 - Medical - 398 pages
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Here's the guidance needed to evaluate and treat common fractures and to identify uncommon fractures that should be referred to a specialist. A consistent format provides detailed coverage of each fracture's anatomic considerations, clinical symptoms and signs, radiographic findings, indications for orthopedic referral, strategies for management, and more. Includes one-page management tables that summarize pertinent aspects of diagnosis and treatment. Detailed, step-by-step descriptions present selected closed reduction techniques for some displaced fractures. Uses schematic illustrations to portray important anatomic relationships of bones and joints. Includes two new chapters, Facial and Skull Fractures (Ch. 18) and Rib Fractures (Ch. 17). New Pediatric Considerations sections for each fracture cover special considerations for pediatric fractures. New Return to Work or Sports sections for each fracture give practical advice for getting patients back to full activity after an injury. Expands coverage of joint dislocations, including reduction techniques. Increased material on stress fractures of the pelvis, rib, ulna and calcaneous. Provides many new radiographs and line drawings. Spanish version of 1st edition also available, ISBN: 84-8174-431-X

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Fracture Management by Primary Care Providers
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General Principles of Fracture Care
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Finger Fractures
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M. Patrice Eiff is Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon.

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