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Page: Adjusting to Kandahar - The Civilian's Top 10 List
I was fortunate to spend 1 month (March-April 2007) as a volunteer civilian trauma surgeon in the Canadian-run hospital (MMU-3) at Kandahar Air Field (KAF). I suggest the following must read "Top 10" …
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Page: Allman classification of clavicle fractures
Classification GROUP I – Middle third fractures (80%) GROUP II – Distal third fractures (15%) Type I – Minimally displaced / interligamentous Type II – Displaced fractures, fracture medial to the cora…
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Page: AO classification of fractures - general principles
Classification General Principles 1 - Humerus 2 - Radius/Ulna 3 - Femur 4 - Tibia/Fibula -1,2,3 = Proximal, diaphysis, distal Diaphysis/Epiphysis A - Simple extra-articicular (1-spiral, 2-oblique, 3-t…
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Page: Atlanto-occipital dislocation (craniovertebral dissociation)
Classification Type I: Occipital condyles anterior to the atlas; most common Type II: Condyles longitudinally; result of pure distraction Type III: Occipital condyles posterior to the atlas Explanatio…
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Page: Atlantoaxial rotatory subluxation - classification
Classification Rotatory subluxation is classifed into four types depending upon the degree of separation of the dens from the anterior arch of atlas: Type I : Atlanto-dens distance <3 mm; transverse l…
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Page: Brachial plexus injury - Gilbert shoulder classification
Classification Grade 0: Complete flail shoulder Grade 1 (poor): Abduction equal to 45°, with no active external rotation Grade 2 (fair): Abduction of less than 90°, with no external rotation Grade 3 (…
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Page: C-Spine Evaluation and Clearance
Background Cervical spine injury is present in 2-6% of all trauma patients, and it can be a cause of major long-term disability.1 Overall, between 50% and 64% of spinal injuries involve the cervical s…
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Page: C2-C3 traumatic spondylolisthesis (hangman's fracture) - Levine-Edwards classification
Classification Type I: Minimal translation (<3mm) without C2-C3 angulation; stable Type II: Significant C2-C3 angulation and translation (>3mm); disc disruption, unstable Type IIA: More angulation tha…
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Page: Canadian Casualties - Then and Now
When I was in my final year of residency, a soldier was repatriated home from Afghanistan. He was the first injured soldier to be returned to our institution from that conflict. As I was the senior re…
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Page: Cervical spine injuries - Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) classification
Classification Type A: Compression injuries of the body (compressive forces) Type A1: Impaction fractures Type A2: Split fractures Type A3: Burst fractures Type B: Distraction injuries of the anterior…
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