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More cartilage, meniscus injury with delayed reconstruction of multiligament knee injuries

3 days ago   |   By Healio

BOSTON - A 6-week or more delay in the surgical reconstruction of multiligament knee injuries is associated with increased cartilage and meniscus injury, according to results of a study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.
“This may be the result of the severity of the initial injury, which may warrant surgical delay in more severe cases, or persistent knee instability placing the menisci and chondral surface at risk for injury,” Alan G. Shamrock, MD, from the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa, said, here.
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Cervical Spine Injury Risk Factors in Children With Blunt Trauma

3 days ago   |   By AAP Publications

BACKGROUND:
Adult prediction rules for cervical spine injury exist; however, pediatric rules do not. Our objectives were to determine test accuracies of retrospectively identified CSI risk factors in a prospective pediatric cohort and compare them to a de novo risk model.
METHODS:
We conducted a 4-center, prospective observational study of children 0 to 17 years old who experienced blunt trauma and underwent emergency medical services scene response, trauma evaluation, and/or cervical imaging. Emergency department providers recorded CSI risk factors. CSIs were classified by reviewing...
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Firearm Injuries and Children: Position Statement of the American Pediatric Surgical Association

3 days ago   |   By AAP Publications

Firearm injuries are the second most common cause of death in children who come to a trauma center, and pediatric surgeons provide crucial care for these patients. The American Pediatric Surgical Association is committed to comprehensive pediatric trauma readiness, including firearm injury prevention. The APSA supports a public health approach to firearm injury, and it supports availability of quality mental health services. The APSA endorses policies for universal background checks, restrictions on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, strong child access protection laws, and a...
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