18th May 2020
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The missed fracture

Previously, I talked about the scaphoid fracture and how this can be missed in the Emergency Department. However many other fractures can be unidentified in the […]
24th April 2020
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Pitfalls in Emergency Medicine: The missed scaphoid fracture

Imagine this scenario: A patient attends the Emergency Department with a wrist injury and after assessment and X-ray is reassured and discharged. After experiencing prolonged pain […]
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