Common Fractures

April 22nd, 2011 - April 22nd, 2014
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours


Each year in the United States, 6.8 million of us develop a broken bone. In fact, the average citizen in a developed country can expect to sustain an average of 2 fractures over their lifetime. The most common location for a fracture is the wrist in persons under age 75 and the hip in persons over age 75. The older we get, the more likely osteoporosis is to play a role in the pathogenesis of fractures and so about 30% of all fractures in men and 66% of all fractures in women are related to osteoporosis. Today on the MedNet wrebcast, we’re going to update you on the evaluation and management of the most common fractures that you’re likely to encounter in clinical practice. To do it, we’re going to look at each of these fractures first from the perspective of the emergency room physician and then from the perspective of the orthopedic surgeon. By the end of the hour, you should be able to diagnose these fractures, be familiar with the common complications of these fractures and be able to stabilize them and get them into the right hands for definitive management.
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Dates and Times

End Date: 4/22/2014


As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: RECOGNIZE the most common fractures presented to Emergency Departments ; IDENTIFY pitfalls in the initial diagnosis and management of these fractures; DESCRIBE an approach to the evaluation of patients who are presented with a fracture; EXPRESS the goals of surgery and what patients can expect during the postoperative period.

Webcasts Files

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Common Fractures Final - 2


Common Fractures Final - 4



  • Dr. James Allen, MD
    • Common Fractures
  • Dr. Diane Gorgas, MD
    • Common Fractures
  • Dr. Michael Quackenbush, DO
    • Common Fractures

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The Ohio State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Ohio State University designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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