Hand Fractures

This is the 4th episode in the Fracture Season of PEM Currents. You will learn about carpal fractures – especially the dreaded scaphoid fracture, metacarpal fractures, and fractures of the phalanges.

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Abzug et al. Pediatric Phalanx Fractures. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: November 2016 – Volume 24 – Issue 11 – p e174–e183. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-16-00199

Watts. Seymour Fracture: Ortho Bullets. Accessed August 10, 2019.

Simon et al. Emergency Orthopedics: the Extremities. 6th Edition. McGraw Hill Medical, NY. 2011.

By bradsobo

Brad Sobolewski, MD, MEd is a Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and an Associate Director for the Pediatric Residency Training Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is on Twitter @PEMTweets and authors the Pediatric Emergency Medicine site PEMBlog and produces and hosts the PEM Currents: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast.

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