FP Essentials™

Common Fractures

Edition #405 | February 2013

Cover: FP Essentials #405 Common Fractures

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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.

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