Category Archives: Orthopedics

Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections

A 44 year old female presented to a community emergency department complaining of an abscess on her lateral right thigh that had been increasing in size for the last 2 days.  She reported having been kicked in that leg a … Continue reading

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Anterior Shoulder Dislocation Complications/Reduction Complications

Anterior shoulder dislocations are very common and we all have our favorite ways to reduce them.  I’ve noticed lately, however, that many residents don’t know what complications to look out for and what to do if they find them.  The … Continue reading

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Radial Head Fracture

Lets talk radial head fractures, as I fractured my radial head last week during a soccer game (football for many readers). Fractures of the radial head are the most common fractures involving the elbow in adults and most commonly occur … Continue reading

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Spinal Epidural Abscess

Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is missed half of the time on initial presentation. The incidence is 1 case per 10,000 hospital admissions and has been increasing. Common risk factors include diabetes, end-stage renal disease, HIV infection, malignancy, morbid obesity, long-term … Continue reading

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