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
General Principles of Fracture Care
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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