Flashcards in Ortho Tut #1 Deck (10):
what is damage control orthopaedics
contains and stabilises ortho injuries to allow physiology to heal
Common ED ortho emergencies?
neurologic compromise/cauda equina
hip dislocation (fracture in young person)
unstable pelvic of long bone #s
what to describe in #s
what part of bone
open v closed
soft tissues and neurological status
what is gustillo anderson classification?
for open fractures and infection risk
gustillo-anderson needs two meds
grade 1 - cephazolin
grade 2 - add gentamicin
if dirty: add a penicillin
what to look for in fracture re: imaging?
joints up and joint below
when would you not want to internally fixate?
if really dirty open wound
early complications of #s
reasons for non-union or malunion?