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Pediatric Trauma Surgery Newsletter, Winter 2015: Pediatric Orthopedic Emergencies

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Release Date: Wed, 1/1/20
Termination Date: Thu, 12/31/20
Credits: 1
Description: The care of children has been integral in the historic development of orthopedics as a surgical specialty. Formal fellowship training of pediatric orthopedists, however, only began in the late 1970s. Many orthopedic generalists provide emergency orthopedic care for children, and when on call, much of their charge is to determine the triage and treatment of traumatic injuries. This article will address identification and management of a few examples of pediatric trauma emergencies which may require immediate or urgent surgical intervention. There are some emergent injuries we treat similarly as adults: compartment syndrome and open fractures; and there are other injuries that have unique concerns for children such as supracondylar humerus fractures, femoral neck fractures, and distal femur fractures.
Target Audience: Surgery and Emergency Medicine
Accreditation Information: The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Original Release Date: May 2015
Termination Date: May 2021

Continued availability of CME credit for this activity depends on a thorough review of its content every three years. This activity was last reviewed for currency and accuracy in 2018, and availability of CME credit continued.
Additional Info: Authors:
Sara Nossov, MD
G. Ying Li, MD

Educational Planner:
Peter Ehrlich, MD

Financial Disclosure Information:
There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests to disclose for this activity.

Credits available:

AMA PRA Category 1: 1.00
Participation: 1.00