AIR Series: Orthopedics Upper Extremity Module (2016)

2017-03-05T14:14:16+00:00

Welcome to the Orthopedics Upper Extremity Module! After carefully reviewing all relevant posts from the top 50 sites of the Social Media Index the ALiEM AIR Team is proud to present the highest quality orthopedic upper extremity content. Below we have listed our selection of the 14 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as of March 2016) related to orthopedic upper extremity emergencies, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. More specifically in this module, we identified 2 AIRs and 12 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 5 hours (just over 20 minutes per article) of III credit for this module.

AIR Stamp of Approval and Honorable Mentions

In an effort to truly emphasize the highest quality posts, we have two subsets of recommended resources. The AIR stamp of approval will only be given to posts scoring above a strict scoring cut-off of ≥30 points (out of 35 total), based on our scoring instrument. The other subset is for “Honorable Mention” posts. These posts have been flagged by and agreed upon by AIR Board members as worthwhile, accurate, unbiased, and appropriately referenced despite an average score.

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ALiEMU AIR Orthopedics Upper Extremity block quiz

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Highlighted quality posts

Article Title Author Date Link Title
More Dogma: Epinephrine in Digital Nerve Blocks Rob Bryant, MD September 3, 2015 Rebel EM: Epi in Digits Approved Instructional Resource
A St.Emlyn’s fascia iliaca block update Alan Grayson , MD January 22, 2016 St Emlyn’s: Iliaca Block Approved Instructional Resource
Septic Joint: Reminders, Updates and Pitfalls Matthew A. Heimann, MD and Kevin Barlotta, MD May 9, 2015 EMDocs: Septic Joint Honorable Mention
Open Fractures Richard B. Moleno, DO, MS and Michael Venezia, DO, MPH December 31, 2015 EM Docs: Open Fractures Honorable Mention
Boring Question: Does this pediatric patient require a hard cast? Patrick Bafuma, PA March 23, 2015 CanadiEM: Peds and Hard Casts Honorable Mention
PV Card: Adult scaphoid fracture Sean Kivlehan, MD, MPH February 1, 2016 ALiEM: Scaphoid Fracture Honorable Mention
Episode 52: Commonly Missed Uncommon Orthopedic Injuries Anton Helman, MD October 1, 2014 EM Cases: Missed Ortho Injuries Honorable Mention
Clinical Question: How effective is intra-articular lidocaine for shoulder reduction? Patrick Bafuma, PA March 22, 2016 Candi EM: IA Lido Honorable Mention
Handy Knowledge: Subtle and High-Risk Hand Injuries Ryan Mason, MD and Alex St. John, MD September 19, 2015 EM Docs: Hand Injuries Honorable Mention
Episode 58: Tendons and Ligaments – Commonly Missed Uncommon Orthopedic Injuries Part 2 Anton Helman, MD January 1, 2015 EM Cases: Missed Ortho Injuries 2 Honorable Mention
The Crashing Patient with Long Bone Fractures: A Case of Fat Embolism Syndrome Molly Tollins, MD, Nick Johnson, MD January 21, 2016 EM Docs: Fat Embolism 1 Honorable Mention
Wrist and Distal Forearm Injuries: Pearls and Pitfalls Jason Brown, MD November 7, 2015 EM Docs: Wrist/Forearm Injuries Honorable Mention
Septic Arthitis Sean Fox, MD August 28, 2015 PEM Morsels: Septic Joint Honorable Mention
Shoulder Dislocation Sean Fox, MD July 31, 2015 PEM Morsels: Shoulder dislocation Honorable Mention

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Andrew Grock, MD

Andrew Grock, MD

Lead Editor/Co-Founder of ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
UCLA Emergency Medicine Department
Andrew Grock, MD

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