Quiz: Uncommon names for common fractures
Take this quiz to test your knowledge of Malgaigne, Chance and Jefferson fractures
By EMS1 Staff
EMS providers frequently encounter patients with orthopedic injuries. What might be surprising, is some orthopedic injuries are recognized by specific medical designations.
Malgaigne, Chance and Jefferson fractures are designations used infrequently within the EMS profession.
CORRELATE CLINICAL PRESENTATION TO TREATMENT MODALITIES
Though Malgaigne, Chance and Jefferson fractures are not commonly used medical designations within the EMS profession, they are caused by specific mechanisms of injury.
It would be beneficial for EMS providers to consider these mechanisms and correlate them to the clinical presentation of their patients. This way, patients can benefit from the modified treatment modalities required to properly manage these fractures.
Although these terms are uncommon, it is beneficial for EMS providers to understand the mechanisms of injury which cause the fractures and how to manage them.
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