The management of acute trauma to the upper extremity includes the urgent treatment of injuries and the timing and choice of surgical stabilization and reconstruction. To evaluate and treat severe upper extremity trauma, the orthopaedic surgeon should understand the principles of emergency department and operating theater management of commonly seen traumatic injuries to the distal humerus, elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand. A review of the principles for treating these complex injuries, including principles of soft-tissue coverage, will aid surgeons in achieving the goal of providing optimal treatment for their patients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Instructional course lectures|
|State||Published - 2010|
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