Lower-extremity dislocations are less common in the emergency department (ED) than shoulder and elbow dislocations, and emergency clinicians’ experience with evaluation and reduction techniques is often limited. Nonetheless, these dislocations can be serious because of their association with vascular injury. This episode discusses the mechanism of injury, diagnostic approach, treatment plans, and potential complications of dislocations of the hip, knee, and ankle.
This episode of EB Medicine’s EMplify podcast is hosted by Jeff Nusbaum, MD, and Nachi Gupta, MD, PhD. This month’s corresponding full-length journal issue of Emergency Medicine Practice was authored by Dr. Caylyne Arnold, Dr. Zane Fayos, Dr. David Bruner, and Dr. Dylan Arnold. It was peer reviewed by Dr. Melissa Leber and Dr. Christopher Tainter.
Link to article: http://www.ebmedicine.net/topics.php?paction=showTopic&topic_id=559
Last Updated on April 29, 2022