Edition #405 | February 2013
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- Describe the 2 major classes of hip fractures and the most important complications of each.
- Identify the preferred drug for and recommended duration of anticoagulation after a hip fracture.
- Identify the first-line imaging study for suspected osteoporosis-related vertebral compression fracture.
- Summarize the general indications for open surgical repair of an osteoporosis-related vertebral compression fracture.
- Cite the 2 lower extremity bones that most often develop stress fractures.
- Identify the preferred imaging test for suspected stress fractures when initial x-rays are negative.
- Discuss the most common complication of clavicle fracture managed without surgery.
- Describe the proper approach for immobilization of an uncomplicated midshaft clavicle fracture.
Approved for 5 AAFP Prescribed credits; 5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Credit valid through February 28, 2015.
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