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Musculoskeletal problems 

Musculoskeletal problems
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Musculoskeletal problems
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10.1093/med/9780199641482.003.0011
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date: 27 May 2020

Bone - Skeletal muscle - Classification of fractures - Treatment of fractures - Management of the child with a fractured femur - Fractured tibia and fibula - Supracondylar fracture of humerus - Fractured radius and ulna - Fractures of metacarpals and metatarsals - External fixation - Acute osteomyelitis - Scoliosis - Juvenile idiopathic arthritis - Developmental dysplasia of the hip - Congenital talipes equinovarus or talipes - Irritable hip (transient synovitis) - Perthes disease - Osteogenesis imperfecta - Skin traction: application and care (principles) - Gallows traction: application and care (principles) - Thomas splint traction - Pin-site care - Care of the child in plaster - Care of the child in a hip spica - Removing skeletal wires, pins, or screws - Dealing with an orthopaedic emergency - Cervical spine injury - Care of the child with potential cervical spine injury: moving and handling - Observing for neurovascular impairment and compartment syndrome

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