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Np=resident in closed peds both bone reduction

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Leah M Schulte, Clifton G Meals, Robert J Neviaser
Simultaneous diaphyseal fractures of the radius and ulna, often referred to as both-bone forearm fractures, are frequently encountered by orthopaedic surgeons. Adults with this injury are typically treated with open reduction and internal fixation because of the propensity for malunion of the radius and ulna and the resulting loss of forearm rotation. Large case series support the use of plate and screw fixation for simple fractures. More complex fractures are managed according to strain theory, with the intention of controlling rather than eliminating motion at the fracture site...
July 2014: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Christine A Ho, Philip L Wilson
BACKGROUND: The Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education-mandated 80-hour work week has led many teaching hospitals to find adequate replacements for residents. In addition, the subspecialty of pediatric orthopaedics is currently experiencing a workforce shortage. At the authors' institution, Level I emergency department and hospital on-call duties alternate between orthopaedic residents and orthopaedic-specific nurse practitioners. There are no studies looking at the quality of care rendered in the pediatric orthopaedic setting by physician extenders...
April 2010: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
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