Risk Management and Avoiding Legal Pitfalls in the Emergency Treatment of High-Risk Orthopedic Injuries

Michael C. Bond, George C. Willis

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Abstract

Many orthopedic injuries can have hidden risks that result in increased liability for the emergency medicine practitioner. It is imperative that emergency medicine practitioners consider the diagnoses of compartment syndrome, high-pressure injury, spinal epidural abscess, and tendon lacerations in the right patient. Consideration of the diagnosis and prompt referrals can help to minimize the complications these patients often develop.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-206
Number of pages14
JournalEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Compartment syndrome
  • Epidural abscess
  • Foreign body
  • High-pressure
  • Malpractice
  • Medicolegal
  • Tendon laceration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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