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1

ARDS is a possible complication of

Trauma

2

Conservative management of a tibial fracture is ..

Plaster of Paris

3

Conservative treatment of a tibial plateau fracture is ...

ROM Brace, locked in extension

NWB or light TWB
Regular weekly X-rays
3-4 Weeks # may be ok to start AROM

Brace removal at 6-12 weeks

4

Operative management of a tibial plateau fracture is ...

ORIF

AROM if # stable when wound healed -> usually around 7-10 days

5

Operative management of tibial fracture is

ORIF Intramedullary Nail
Plates and Screws

External fixateurs if skin grafts required

6

Inflammation Lasts usually ___
Union is typically @ ___ weeks and Consolidation @ ____ weeks

Inflammation 1-2 Weeks
Union 3 Weeks
Consolidation 6 Weeks

7

Wound Closure Methods?

Sutures
Split Skin Grafts
Full Thickness Grafts
Vacuum Assisted Closures

8

In the event of an unstable pelvic fracture, what might be an initial procedure?

The use of a pelvic binder or external fixates to reduce internal haemorrhage

Treatment later alone may involve open reduction internal fixation