Chapter

Musculoskeletal problems

Edited by Edward Alan Glasper, Gillian McEwing and Jim Richardson

in Oxford Handbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198569572
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597901 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198569572.003.0015

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Musculoskeletal problems

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Bone - Skeletal muscle - Classification of fractures - Treatment of fractures - Management of a child with a fractured femur - Fractured tibia and fibula - Supracondylar fracture of humerus - Fractured radius and ulna - Fractures of metacarpals and metatarsals - External fixation - Acute osteomyelitis - Scoliosis - Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) - Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) - Congenital talipes equinovarus (CTEV) or talipes - Irritable hip (transient synovitis) - Perthes disease - Related skills - Skin traction: application and care (principles) - Gallows traction: application and care (principles) - Pin-site care - Care of a child in plaster - Observing for neurovascular impairment and compartment syndrome - Thomas splint traction - Caring for children in hip spicas - Removing skeletal wires, pins, or screws - Dealing with an orthopaedic emergency

Chapter.  11927 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Paediatrics

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