Nov 15, 2009 Issue
Common Forearm Fractures in Adults [Article]

Many forearm fractures are managed in the primary care setting. Definitive treatment ranges from functional bracing to surgical fixation. Indications for referral include open fractures, joint dislocation or instability, and neurovascular injury.

Sep 1, 2009 Issue
Splints and Casts: Indications and Methods [Article]

Management of a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions requires the use of a cast or splint. Splints are noncircumferential immobilizers that accommodate swelling. This quality makes splints ideal for the management of a variety of acute musculoskeletal conditions in which swelling is anticipate...

Jan 1, 2009 Issue
Principles of Casting and Splinting [Article]

The ability to properly apply casts and splints is a technical skill easily mastered with practice and an understanding of basic principles. The initial approach to casting and splinting requires a thorough assessment of the injured extremity for proper diagnosis. Once the need for immobilization is...

May 15, 2008 Issue
Fracture Prevention in Postmenopausal Women [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments to prevent fractures in postmenopausal women?

Feb 1, 2008 Issue
Long-term PPI Therapy and the Risk of Hip Fracture [AFP Journal Club]

Does the long-term use of PPIs increase the risk of hip fracture? The physician must balance the risks and benefits of PPIs, especially in certain patients.

Jan 1, 2008 Issue
Clavicle Fractures [Article]

The clavicle is a common site for injury because of its superficial location, its thin midshaft, and the forces transmitted across it. Most clavicle fractures occur in the midshaft and can be treated nonoperatively; surgery is an option for those that have high potential for nonunion. Distal fractures can also be treated nonoperatively, although certain factors must be considered in children.

Sep 15, 2007 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Metatarsal Fractures [Article]

Patients with metatarsal fractures often present to primary care settings. Initial evaluation should focus on identifying any conditions that require emergent referral, such as neurovascular compromise and open fractures. The fracture should then be characterized and treatment initiated. Referral is...

Jul 15, 2007 Issue
Predicting Hip Fracture Risk in Older Women [Point-of-Care Guides]

Approximately one in six women will have a hip fracture during her lifetime, and approximately one in 35 of all women will die of complications from hip fracture.

Jan 1, 2007 Issue
Hip Fracture [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of surgical interventions for hip fracture? What are the effects of perioperative medical interventions on surgical outcome and prevention of complications?What are the effects of rehabilitation interventions and programs after hip fracture?

Oct 15, 2006 Issue
Bilateral Knee Pain [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

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