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Orthopaedics 

Orthopaedics
Chapter:
Orthopaedics
Author(s):

Stuart Crisp

and Jo Rainbow

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199605538.003.0017
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date: 06 May 2021

Assessment 332

Limp 334

Infection 336

Back pain 338

Hip pain 342

Knee pain 346

Elbow pain 348

Chronic joint pain 349

Further reading 351

Most emergency department presentations follow a recent injury—try to obtain a precise description, e.g. fell hurting ankle. Did the child fall over towards the little toe or big toe? At risk of avulsion of distal tibial epiphysis, but eversion = medial fracture; inversion = lateral fracture....

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