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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Martin J Herman, James McCarthy, R Baxter Willis, Peter D Pizzutillo
Pediatric patients who require orthopaedic surgical emergency care are often treated by orthopaedic surgeons who primarily treat adult patients. Essential information is needed to safely evaluate and treat the most common surgical emergencies in pediatric patients, including hip fractures; supracondylar humeral, femoral, and tibial conditions of the hip (such as slipped capital femoral epiphysis and septic arthritis); and limb- and life-threatening pathologies, including compartment syndrome, the dysvascular limb, cervical spine trauma, and the polytraumatized child...
2011: Instructional Course Lectures
W Timothy Ward, Jeffrey A Rihn
BACKGROUND: National data documenting the impact of pediatric trauma in general and of pediatric orthopaedic trauma in particular on the rates of hospital admissions and emergency-room visits have been reported. This study documents the frequency of and work involved in the care of pediatric orthopaedic trauma by a single urban pediatric orthopaedic group practice. METHODS: The computerized billing records of a single practice group of 3.4 full-time-equivalent, fellowship-trained pediatric orthopaedic surgeons practicing in a freestanding pediatric hospital with a level-I trauma center were analyzed for one year (from July 2004 through June 2005)...
December 2006: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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