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  • Patellar Subluxation

SplintER Series: I Think My Knee Popped?

  13-year-old M presents to the ED with acute left knee pain that occurred about 2 hours prior to arrival while playing football. No direct trauma. Reports two audible “pops” followed by knee instability. Radiograph as pictured (Image 1. Plain film of the left knee. Image courtesy of John Kiel, DO).   Patellar subluxation. This patient likely had a spontaneous dislocation and relocation (the two “pops”). There is a very small avulsion fracture [...]

Nov 4, 202011, 2020

SplintER Series: Punched a Wall

A 27-year-old male presents to the ED with left hand pain after punching a wall. He has pain and swelling on the ulnar side of the dorsal hand. The above hand radiographs [...]

Nov 2, 202011, 2020

SAEM Clinical Image Series: Eye Injury

An 11-year-old male presented to a pediatric trauma center following a motor vehicle collision (MVC). He was the restrained front-seat passenger when his vehicle was struck head-on, causing [...]

Oct 30, 202010, 2020

How I Stay Healthy in EM: Keith Henry

Image 1: Prepping for a shift! This month on our “How I stay Healthy” series, we’re featuring Dr. Keith Henry, director of medical student education at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, [...]

Find it hard to keep current with all the new clinical updates? Get caught up on key evidence-based guidelines, clinical pearls, and patient-centered recommendations for your patients in Emergency Medicine.

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  • Patellar Subluxation

SplintER Series: I Think My Knee Popped?

  13-year-old M presents to the ED with acute left knee pain that occurred about 2 hours prior to arrival while playing football. No direct trauma. Reports two audible “pops” followed by knee instability. Radiograph as pictured (Image 1. Plain film of the left knee. Image courtesy of John Kiel, DO).   Patellar subluxation. This patient likely had a spontaneous dislocation and relocation (the two “pops”). There is a very small avulsion fracture [...]

Oct 28, 202010, 2020

SplintER Series: Pain in the Snuff Box

  A 16-year-old male presents to the ED after injuring his wrist during a track meet. The patient was running hurdles when he fell forward, planting his wrist into the ground. The [...]

Everything you need to survive and thrive in academia, focusing on professional development across the spectrum of life-long learners including medical students, residents, and faculty

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SAEM Clinical Image Series: Strange Eyes

A 3-month-old boy, born full-term via normal spontaneous vaginal delivery to a gravida 2 para 1 mom with negative prenatal labs, presents with abnormal eye movement and position. His parents report 2 days of an increase in bulging of the soft spot, head size, and abnormal eye movement. He has not been able to look at his mother “like he used to.” This is associated with an increase in fussiness, [...]

Oct 9, 202010, 2020

How I Work Smarter: Geoff Comp, DO

One word that best describes how you work? Deliberate Current mobile device iPhone 7 Computer MacBook Pro What is something you are working on now? I am working on a series of [...]

Sep 18, 202009, 2020

How I Work Smarter: Meenal Sharkey, MD

One word that best describes how you work? Thoroughly Current mobile device iPhone 11 -- my whole life runs because of this phone! Computer MacBook Pro -- thank goodness for the iCloud that [...]

Being a well-rounded healthcare professional goes beyond just knowing the scientific facts. Get inspired about your wellness, staying healthy, improving your efficiency, and finding a balanced work-life integration.

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The Leader’s Library: The Power of Moments | Sign Up for the Book Club

Thus far, 2020 has been a year of catastrophic events, some surprising and others disappointingly predictable, and many people are struggling to navigate the chaos, to grasp at some semblance of a routine in the face of an unpredictable near future. Time has become a blur, a coalescence of unremarkable (yet unprecedented) moments. What if we have the possibility to intentionally create these moments, for ourselves and those around us? What if, by reframing the [...]

May 15, 202005, 2020

9-Minute Workout for the Frontline Provider

Providing medical care for patients at the frontline can be physically demanding. Exercise is an important part of a routine that can help mitigate the physiologic stressors that come with providing care at [...]

May 1, 202005, 2020

Welcoming PECARN to Twitter

Our organization has always been a champion and fan of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) research collaborative. We jointly worked on designing their official Head Injury Decision Tool found printed [...]