Welcome to the Orthopedics Lower 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 lower extremity content. Below we have listed our selection of the 3 highest quality blog posts within the past 12 months (as of March 2016) related to orthopedic lower extremity emergencies, curated and approved for residency training by the AIR Series Board. More specifically in this module, we identified 1 AIRs and 2 Honorable Mentions. We recommend programs give 1 hour (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 Lower Extremity block quiz

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Highlighted quality posts

Article TitleAuthorDateLinkTitle
SGEM#138: Hip to be Blocked – Regional Nerve Blocks for Hip and Femoral Neck FracturesBrandon Ritcey, MD, Chris Bond, MDNovember 29, 2015SGEM: Nerve Blocks for Hip Fx’sAIR
Hip Fractures in Older Adults: An Important Source of MorbidityChrinstina Shenvi, MD, PhDSeptember 15, 2015ALiEM: Hip Fx’s in the ElderlyHonorable Mention
Episode 40 – Femoral Nerve Blocks & Compartment SyndromeUnknown AuthorDecember 23, 2015FOAMcast: Fem Nerve BlocksHonorable Mention

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Andrew Grock, MD

Andrew Grock, MD

Lead Editor/Co-Founder of ALiEM Approved Instructional Resources (AIR)
Faculty Physician, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
UCLA Emergency Medicine Department