Earlier this week, I posted on my Instagram stories about a case of a missed fibular fracture from another UC. The patient had been walking on a fracture for about a month! Lots of you were surprised that something so common as a fracture could have a potential for a misdiagnosis.
I’ve noticed though, that it is in the simple chief complaints that we as clinicians try to skip steps and things can be missed.
These are four simple pearls and an approach to the physical exam that can be used for suspected fractures. This from HippoEd's Urgent Care Rap November 2018 episode "Approach to Ankle Fractures." ButI made this summary so that it can be readily applied to all suspected fractures.
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1) Do not get distracted by the injury & miss other possible injuries
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