The Trauma Professional's Blog provides information on injury-related topics to trauma professionals. It is written by Michael McGonigal MD, the Director of Trauma Services at Regions Hospital in St....
about 5 years ago
Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer. An impassioned plea for pediatric medicine to confront the prevention and treatment of trauma, head-on.
over 5 years ago
Colles fractures are very common extra-articular fractures of the distal radius that occur as the result of a fall onto an outstretched hand. They consist of a fracture of the distal radial metaphyseal region with dorsal angulation and impaction, ...
almost 6 years ago
Neck of femur fractures (NOF) are common injuries sustained by older patients who are both more likely to have unsteadiness of gait and reduced bone mineral density, predisposing to fracture. Elderly osteoporotic women are at greatest risk.Epidemi...
almost 6 years ago
Teaches you how to recognise radial head dislocation on elbow radiographs by assessing the radiocapitellar line. Includes four case examples and anatomical illustrations.
over 7 years ago
Left intracapsular neck of femur fracture. This is a common injury which it is important to recognise on imaging. It has a relatively poor prognosis and intracapsular fractures are particularly at risk of avascular necrosis of the hip. Early intervention is therefore important - consider which may be the appropriate treatment approaches in this case?
almost 11 years ago