Wounds, fractures, orthopaedics

Jonathan P. Wyatt, Robin N. Illingworth, Colin A. Graham, Kerstin Hogg, Michael J. Clancy and Colin E. Robertson

in Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199589562
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191729898 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Wounds, fractures, orthopaedics

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The approach to wounds - Further assessment of skin wounds - Wound management - Tetanus prophylaxis - Antibiotic prophylaxis - Wound aftercare - Infected wounds and cellulitis - Bite wounds - Specific bites and stings - Needlestick injury - Puncture wounds - How to describe a fracture - Compound fractures - Dislocations - Casts and their problems - Soft tissue injuries - Other soft tissue problems - Physiotherapy in the ED - Approach to hand injuries - Clinical signs of hand injury - Hand wounds and associated injuries - Hand fractures and dislocations - Thumb fractures and dislocations - Soft tissue hand injuries - Other soft tissue hand problems - Carpal bone fractures and dislocations - Colles’ fracture - Other wrist fractures - Soft tissue wrist injuries/problems - Forearm fractures and related injury - Elbow injuries - Soft tissue elbow problems - Anterior shoulder dislocation - Other types of shoulder dislocation - Other shoulder injuries - Soft tissue shoulder problems - Soft tissue neck injuries - Facial wounds - Pelvic fractures - Hip dislocations and acetabular fractures - Sacral and coccygeal fractures - Hip fractures - Shaft of femur fractures - Approach to knee injuries - Knee fractures and dislocations - Soft tissue knee injuries - Other knee problems - Tibial and fibular shaft fractures - Pretibial lacerations - Calf and Achilles tendon injuries - Approach to ankle injuries - Ankle fractures and dislocations - Ankle sprains - Foot fractures and dislocations - Toe injuries - Soft tissue foot problems - Low back pain - Acute arthritis - Eponymous fractures

Chapter.  32098 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Emergency Medicine ; Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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