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Orthopaedic surgery 

Orthopaedic surgery
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date: 08 March 2021

Open fractures 406

Acute osteomyelitis and septic arthritis 408

Compartment syndrome 412

Fat embolism 416

Peripheral nerve injuries: overview 418

Specific peripheral nerve injuries and their detection 420

Early postoperative complications 424

Open fractures are an orthopaedic emergency due to the risk of deep infection. Consider every fracture with an overlying skin wound as being open, even if it is only an abrasion....

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