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Pediatric Orthopedic Injuries: Evidence-Based Management in the Emergency Department (Trauma CME)

September 2017

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Orthopedic injuries in children can be challenging to diagnose and treat due to the physiologic and skeletal differences between infants, children, adolescents, and adults. This issue reviews:

  • Upper and lower extremity fractures and injuries that are common in children
  • Optimal physical examination techniques for children of different ages with extremity injuries
  • Recommended splints and casts
  • Guidance on choosing urgent/emergent orthopedic consultation versus ED management
  • Identification and management of the child with injuries from suspected abuse

Keywords: orthopedic injury, orthopedic emergency, emergency pediatric orthopedics, fracture, sprain, buckle fracture, ankle fracture, clavicle fracture, elbow fracture, femur fracture, foot fracture, forearm fracture, hand fracture, hip fracture, humerus fracture, knee fracture, patellar avulsion, patellar sleeve fracture, wrist fracture, plastic deformation, greenstick fracture, torus fracture, physeal fracture, apophyseal injury, radial head subluxation, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, supracondylar humerus fracture, tibial spine fracture, toddler fracture, compartment syndrome, open fracture, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, Lisfranc injury, Salter-Harris classification, nonaccidental trauma, nonaccidental injury, child abuse, x-ray, radiograph, splint, cast, emergency department, pediatric, child

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