Selected Orthopaedic Problems and Injuries section is added.

Selected Orthopaedic Problems and Injuries

Rob Rogers

ROB ROGERS Advisor Trained in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Rob Rogers currently practices Emergency Medicine at the University of Kentucky’s Chandler Hospital in the

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Top 10 Posts and Chapters of 2019

We thank to all contributors of 2018 book and blog authors for their priceless contribution to provide free educational resources. Here are top 10 blog

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Emergency Medicine Rotation Database Form

To help us to create a global medical student Emergency Medicine rotation database, if your institution/hospital are willing to accept international medical students in Emergency Medicine,

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Jorge Luis Garcia

JORGE LUIS GARCIA Assessment Section Chair Emergency Medicine Physician, Master in Health Administration  Curricular resume Medical Doctor graduated from the Autonomous University of Coahuila in

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Seat Belt Sign

722.1 - seat belt sign 1

A 32 years old male was involved in an MVC where he was in the front seat as a passenger and had his seatbelt on. It was a direct front collision. The patient is stable. He is in moderate pain. Displacement of the lower part of the sternum as well as a retrosternal hematoma was noted after the ED care.

Trauma care is very important as globally recognized. It is also important to prevent injury. Seat belts are doing their part to prevent further injury. However, they may not be protective, or even cause injury if the other prevention measures were not applied such as speed limit.

This case shows dramatic skin lesions caused by the seatbelt. You can see various images of this in the clinical image archive (just click the image). What seatbelt sign says to us? INVESTIGATE FURTHER INNER INJURY… This patient has neck, chest, abdomen skin findings. Therefore, vascular injuries (aorta, vein), viscus injuries (perforation, bleeding), solid organ lacerations (spleen, liver, pancreas), contusions (cardiac) in the neck, chest, and abdomen should be investigated.

To learn more about trauma management read below chapter.

Multiple Trauma by Pia Jerot and Gregor Prosen by Dan O’Brien

Electrical injury

In case you didn’t encounter electrical injury today!

685.1 - electrical injury entry

The above picture shows entry wounds of electrical injury. One of the important hints is DO NOT DELAY TO TAKE OFF RINGS for any hand injury!

684.4 - electrical injury exit

The above picture shows exit wounds of the same patient. 

iEM Education Project Team uploads many clinical picture and videos to the Flickr and YouTube. These images are free to use in education. You can also support this global EM education initiative by providing your resources. Sharing is caring!

Red urine

684.1 - electrical injury - rhabdomyolysis

In case you didn’t encounter a construction worker who presented with high voltage electrical injury today!

683.4 - electrical burn entry

iEM Education Project Team uploads many clinical picture and videos to the Flickr and YouTube. These images are free to use in education. You can also support this global EM education initiative by providing your resources. Sharing is caring!

Unilateral or bilateral?

644 - C-spine dislocation

In case you didn’t encounter another trauma today!

You are working in a rural hospital. A 55-year-old female was brought to the ED by EMS. She was found at home, lying on the ground, in front of the stairs. She is vitally stable but unconscious (GCS: E1, V:2, M:3). You applied trauma surveys. After inline stabilization, you intubated the patient. The facility does not have a CT scan, and you order standard X-ray series for trauma including c-spine.

What are abnormal findings in this x-ray?

Facet dislocation? Unilateral or Bilateral?

iEM Education Project Team uploads many clinical picture and videos to the Flickr and YouTube. These images are free to use in education. You can also support this global EM education initiative by providing your resources. Sharing is caring!

Pelvic X-ray interpretation

628.6 - Figure 6 - sacroiliac and symphysis pubis joints

How to read pelvic x-rays chapter written by Sara Nikolić and Gregor Prosen from Slovenia is just uploaded to the Website!

Head CT Interpretation – No Worries!

Hip Dislocation

605 - Hip dislocation

Reduction of Common Fractures and Dislocations chapter written by Dejvid Ahmetović and Gregor Prosen from Slovenia is just uploaded to the Website! with selection of various videos and images.

A kid with wrist pain!

In case you didn’t encounter a kid with wrist pain today!

Pediatric fractures affecting growth plate are classified with Salter-Harris classification. It is from I to V. 

What is your opinion about below x-ray? I, II, III, IV or V?

Please give your answer at the comment box below.

428.3 - salter harris 2

iEM Education Project Team uploads many clinical picture and videos to the Flickr and YouTube. These images are free to use in education. You can also support this global EM education initiative by providing your resources. Sharing is caring!

Fall From Bicycle!

In case you didn’t encounter a child fallen from a bicycle today!

13.1 - clavicle fracture 1

iEM Education Project Team uploads many clinical picture and videos to the Flickr and YouTube. These images are free to use in education. You can also support this global EM education initiative by providing your resources. Sharing is caring!

A Kid With Wrist Pain!

In case you didn’t encounter a wrist pain today!

iEM Education Project Team uploads many clinical picture and videos to the Flickr and YouTube. These images are free to use in education. You can also support this global EM education initiative by providing your resources. Sharing is caring!

Elbow Pain

In case you didn’t encounter a child with elbow pain today!

iEM Education Project Team uploads many clinical picture and videos to the Flickr and YouTube. These images are free to use in education. You can also support this global EM education initiative by providing your resources. Sharing is caring!