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Trauma 

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Trauma
Author(s):

Juliet Clutton

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198827191.003.0008
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date: 27 June 2022

This chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties explores trauma. It looks at describing an X-ray and whether a patient needs an X-ray or computed tomography scan. It discusses management and complications of fractures as well as complex regional pain syndromes. It explores trauma to the arm, shoulder, elbow, and forearm, as well as distal radial and ulnar fractures, and hand fractures and injuries. It reviews proximal femoral fractures and hip fractures in the elderly, as well as injuries to the knee, and ankle and foot strains and fractures. It describes injuries to the face, neck, and eye, as well as nerve injury, including testing peripheral nerve motor functions, dermatomes and peripheral nerves, nerve compression and syndromes, injuries to the brachial plexus, and spinal cord injury.

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