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treatment of simple, minimally displaced extra articular fracture in acceptable alignment and stable

conservative treatment and splint

2

if position is unacceptable what should be done

reduce

3

is fracture unstable and the patient is fit

operative stabilisation

4

what should be avoided if high energy and substantial soft tissue swelling

open reduction internal fixation

5

what should be done in a high energy or substantial soft tissue swelling

wait till soft tissue settles
indirect techniques - externally fixate

6

treatment of undisplaced intra articular fractures which is stable

treat non operatively

7

treatment of displaced intra articular fracture

anatomic reduction and rigid internal fixation to prevent post traumatic osteoarthritis

8

peri articular fracture which risk non-union and AVN would be better of with what management

joint replacement

9

what should be done in open fractures

antibiotics, tetanus, early debridement and operative stabilisation

10

what should be done in compartment syndrome

fascioctomy and operative stabilisation

11

what should be done in vascular injury

reduction, stabilisation and re assess circulation. may need revascularisation procedure

12

what should be done in a nerve injury

if its an open fracture - explore
if closed fracture - reduce fracture and hold. recheck and observe