Imaging in trauma how to plan investigations for the injured patient oxford handbooks in emergency medicine by robert cocks author kim lian ong author lawrence tan thaun heng author oxford university press 2000. By institute of medicine and board on health sciences policy paperback get it today oct 4 imaging in trauma how to plan investigations for the injured patient oxford handbooks in emergency medicine dec 15 1999 by robert cocks and kim lian ong hardcover. Radiography may be inadequate for evaluating the knee injury other imaging techniques may be needed especially magnetic resonance imaging learning points a 24 year old man who was previously fit and well presented to the emergency department after a footballing injury to his right knee. Patients with penetrating trauma typically have focal injuries that can limit imaging to the obviously involved region or regions blunt trauma particularly when significant deceleration is involved eg serious fall motor vehicle crash can affect any part of the body and imaging is used more liberally. Abstract this chapter focuses on the importance of imaging and intervention in the diagnosis and management of the severely injured patient the conclusions are at variance with those currently recommended in the advanced trauma life support for doctors manual atls and are intended to be thought provoking and challenge the existing dogma
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