Forearm Injuries

When thinking about open wounds to the forearm or even open fractures, do you use Kerlix? Do you understand the risks of wrapping it circumferentially? Watch this video to learn more! Not everything about this video is perfect, but the point is to not create more problems by creating a compartment syndrome. The secondary pointContinue reading “Forearm Injuries”

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Knee Exam

A good knee exam starts with obtaining a good history. How did the pain begin? Sudden or gradual? Did the patient feel a pop? Did it occur while running? Twisting? When decelerating? Changing directions? What hurts now? What actions make it better or worse? Of course, if there is concern for infection then there areContinue reading “Knee Exam”

Common Foot and Ankle Injuries

This post is all about foot and ankle injuries. What is an Emergency? What needs to be evacuated now? What can you take care of yourself? How can you prevent further harm? What steps can be taken for open fractures to improve outcomes? Until I find a better way to present material, its gonna haveContinue reading “Common Foot and Ankle Injuries”

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