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.

Jun 15, 2006 Issue
Management of Hip Fracture: The Family Physician's Role [Article]

The incidence of hip fracture is expected to increase as the population ages. One in five persons dies in the first year after sustaining a hip fracture, and those who survive past one year may have significant functional limitation. Although surgery is the main treatment for hip fracture, family ph...

Mar 1, 2006 Issue
Acute Finger Injuries: Part II. Fractures, Dislocations, and Thumb Injuries [Article]

Family physicians can treat most finger fractures and dislocations, but when necessary, prompt referral to an orthopedic or hand surgeon is important to maximize future function. Examination includes radiography (oblique, anteroposterior, and true lateral views) and physical examination to detect fr...

Jun 1, 2005 Issue
Fracture Prevention in Postmenopausal Women [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

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

Oct 1, 2004 Issue
Management of Acute Nasal Fractures [Article]

In cases of facial trauma, nasal fractures account for approximately 40 percent of bone injuries. Treatment in the primary care setting begins with evaluating the injury, taking an accurate history of the situation in which the injury occurred, and ascertaining how the face and nose appeared and fun...

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