, February 07, 2002
A 12 year old boy sustains a dislocated fracture of the…
Spinal injury assessment and clearance
, April 01, 2002
The diagnosis of an unstable spinal injury and its subsequent management can be difficult, and a missed spine injury can have devastating long-term consequences. Spinal column injury must therefore…
Anaesthetic Techniques for cervical spine injury
, November 25, 2006
Georges Desjardins, MD FRCPC
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Miami, Miami, FL
Anesthesiologists are often involved in the initial resuscitation and management of trauma victims with possible cervical…
What's important in a pelvic binder?
, April 17, 2008
Pelvic binders have replaced external fixation for the immediate stablization of pelvic ring fractures. This article describes the features to look for, and avoid, in choosing a pelvic binder.
An algorithm for the management of exsanguinating pelvic trauma
, May 20, 2008
Severe pelvic injuries associated with disruption of pelvic vasculature carry an extremely high mortality. A directed approach to management can significantly improve survival in this critical patient group.
BOAST Guidelines from the British Orthopaedic Association and the British Association of Plastic & Aesthetic Surgeons
, February 06, 2010
New comprehensive, evidence based guidelines on the management of open fractures should lead to reorganisation of service delivery and a more comprehensive approach to these potentially catastrophic injuries.