Orthopedic Emergencies

In this episode, Dr Marcia Clark discusses “the nine orthopedic emergencies”. After listening to this podcast, learners should be able to identify the urgency of the following conditions, and describe how to recognize each:

1. the septic joint
2. neurovascular compromise to a limb
3. compartment syndrome
4. avascular necrosis
5. progressive neurological deficit
6. dislocated joint
7. the open fracture
8. cauda equina syndrome
9. hemodynamic instability in the trauma patient

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