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Traumatic Extremity Injuries

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3.5 hours
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 1214 reviews

Course Summary

Advances in modern medicine have improved limb salvaging in cases of extreme trauma and the potential of patients to have a good quality of life when amputation is a necessary resolution to injury. Without rapid and appropriate interventions, extremity trauma has a high incidence of morbidity. All clinicians have a vital role in the initial treatment, ongoing management, and support of patients with extremity trauma, a role that has a significant impact on each patient’s recovery and rehabilitation.

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Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction

II.         Types Of Extremity Injuries

1.   Open Injuries

2.   Closed Injuries

3.   Blunt versus Penetrating Injuries

4.   Penetrating Injuries

a.   Stab Wounds

b.   Gunshot Wounds

III.       Extremity Injury: Soft Tissue, Blood Vessels, Nerve and Bone Tissue

1.   Osseous or Soft Tissue

2.   Vascular Trauma

3.   Nerve Trauma

4.   Bone Trauma

IV.        Treatment Of Fractured Bones

V.          Diagnosis And Stabilization Of Extremity Trauma

VI.        Amputation And Limb Loss

VII.      Summary


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