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Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Mar;31(3):222-4. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000385.

Point-of-care ultrasound detection of acute scaphoid fracture.

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From the *Division of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY; and †College of Osteopathic Medicine, Touro University-California, Vallejo, CA.

Abstract

In cases of traumatic wrist pain, emergency physicians must maintain a high index of suspicion for scaphoid fractures due to their potential for serious complications. A growing body of literature supports the use of point-of-care ultrasonography by emergency physicians in the evaluation of potential fractures. We report a case of a pediatric scaphoid fracture that was initially not visualized on x-ray and was subsequently detected using point-of-care ultrasound in the ED.

PMID:
25738245
DOI:
10.1097/PEC.0000000000000385
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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