Trauma (Subscribe)

Categories

Ankle (17)
Fractures and dislocations of the ankle
Elbow (15)
Fractures and dislocations of the elbow
Femur (51)
Fractures of the femur
Foot (20)
Fractures and dislocations of the foot
Forearm (10)
Forearm fractures of the radius and ulna
Fundamentals of Orthopaedic Trauma (40)
Fundamentals of orthopaedic trauma management and care
General (7)
General aspects of trauma management - casts, crutches, therapy
Hand (22)
Orthopedic hand fractures and dislocations
Hip (30)
Fractures and dislocations of the hip
Humerus (21)
Fractures of the humerus
Knee (0)
Fractures and dislocations of the knee. Please see OCOSH section trauma/fractures/knee fractures
Paediatric Trauma (23)
Paediatric trauma management
Pelvis (14)
Fractures of the pelvis
Shoulder (10)
Fractures and dislocations of the shoulder
Spine and Spinal Cord (16)
Injuries to the spine and spinal cord
Tibia and Fibula (18)
Fractures of the tibia and fibula
Trauma Abstracts (1)
Abstracts on trauma from proceedings of orthopaedic meetings & societies
Wrist (7)
Fractures and dislocations of the wrist

Links

2004 Antibiotics for preventing infection in open limb fractures popular

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Summary: Antibiotics are effective in preventing early infection in open fractures of the limbs Wound and bone infections are common complications following open fractures of the limbs. For more than 20 years, in developed countries, the use of antibiotics has been a part of a standard management protocol that also includes irrigation, surgical debridement, and stabilisation when indicated. The review of trials found that antibiotics are effective in decreasing the incidence of wound infections, as compared to no antibiotics or placebo. No studies on bone infection or long-term morbidity were identified. (Cochrane Review)
Gosselin RA, Roberts I, Gillespie WJ. Antibiotics for preventing infection in open limb fractures. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD003764.

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AO Surgery Reference popular

The AO Surgery Reference is a website describing the whole surgical management process, including decision-making support, approaches, and surgical procedures.

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Comprehensive Classification of Fractures of Long Bones popular

AONA posting of the AO Classification of Long Bone Fractures

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Trauma Register Demonstration

Orthopaedic Trauma Association Trauma Register The Trauma Register is an orthopaedic trauma registry instrument which relies on direct, senior-level, physician-specialist input of detailed, structured-data entry to multiply classify and describe diagnosis, treatment, complication and outcome of orthopaedic injury. It also records all visceral injuries, co-morbidities and non-traumatic orthopaedic diagnoses.

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  • Chris Oliver