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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Highlighted quality posts
|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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