Recognizing and accurately assessing complex fractures radiographically upon emergency room arrival is essential when evaluating orthopedic trauma fractures. A broken bone must be carefully stabilized and supported until it is strong enough to handle the body's weight and movement. Physicians must compare indications for surgical and nonsurgical treatment of orthopedic fractures as well as implement best-practice surgical techniques when treating complex fractures.
Orthopedists, internists, family medicine practitioners, emergency medicine physicians, urgent care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, residents, medical students and all other interested healthcare providers.
• Recognize and accurately assess complex fractures radiographically upon initial emergency room management.
• Compare indications for surgical and nonsurgical treatment of orthopedic fractures.
• Implement best practice surgical techniques when treating complex fractures.
Faculty & Disclosure
Charles J. Jordan, MD
Director, Orthopedic Trauma Service
Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute
Chief, Division of Orthopedic Surgery
West Kendall Baptist Hospital
Charles J. Jordan, M.D., director and moderator for this educational event, is a consultant and Zimmer Biometric, and was a researcher for Stryker Orthopedics. He has indicated that the presentation(s) or discussion(s) will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
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