Tag Trauma

Knee Dislocation

501st Ped EM Morsel Knee Dislocation
This is the 501st PedEM Morsel! (While I missed the opportunity to buy myself a large cake and eat it all last week, I am willing to accept any gifts of cake you would like to send to me… it…

Scapular Fractures

Scapular Fracture
We are well aware that children seem like to test Gravity daily and that some days Gravity wins! This leads to numerous injuries and fractures (ex, Supracondylar, Hand, Finger, Face, Toddler’s). Unfortunately, pediatric trauma involves more than just Gravity (ex,…

External Ear Lacerations

Ear Lacerations
Lacerations and injuries are pervasive in the Pediatric ED. While lacerations on the arms and legs deserve consideration (at least consideration of whehter they need tetanus prevention?), facial lacerations will often attract a lot of attention. We have discussed other…

Airbag Injury and Children

Airbag Injuries and Children
Motor vehicle crashes injure and kill many people each year and children are particularly at risk. While evaluating traumatized children leads us to considering many potential severe injuries (ex, Major Brain Injury, Cervical Spine Injury, Pneumothorax, Aortic Injury, Abdominal Injury),…