Fracture Management for Primary Care
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.
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
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activity Acute Treatment adults alignment angulation ankle Anteroposterior avulsion fracture calcaneus carpal cause cervical spine clavicle clavicle fractures Clinical Symptoms closed reduction comminuted compartment syndrome Complications compression Definitive Treatment deformity dislocation displaced fractures distal radius distal radius fractures dorsal elbow femoral fibula FIGURE finger fixation flexion follow-up visit forearm frac fracture fragments healing humerus immobilization Indications for Orthopedic initial intraarticular fractures knee lateral view ligament mallet finger Management Guidelines MCP joint Mechanism of Injury medial ment metacarpal middle phalanx motion muscle neck fractures neurovascular Nondisplaced fractures nonunion normal oblique occur Orthopedic Referral orthopedic surgeon pain Patient instruction physis PIP joint posterior primary care providers proximal phalanx radial head Radiographic Findings radiographs referred result ROM exercises rotation scaphoid shaft fractures soft tissue Splint type stress fracture subluxation swelling Symptoms and Signs tenderness tendon tibial tion transverse trauma tures type and position ulna ulnar ulnar nerve usually volar weeks wrist