In adults calculating the ankle-brachial index (ABI) is a relatively simple way to confirm the clinical suspicion of lower extremity arterial occlusive disease. In pediatric lower extremity limb injury patients where vascular compromise is a concern (think bad fractures, lawnmower calamities) it may also be a helpful test. [...]

By |2016-12-14T12:56:46-04:00May 19th, 2015|Procedures, Surgery, Trauma|

Intussusception Part 3: Air it out

Hopefully you've checked out part 1 and part 2 - Let's now shift the focus to the treatment. Nonoperative reduction OK, so you made the diagnosis of ileocolic intussusception - so let's fix this problem. The current standard is nonoperative reduction using pneumatic pressure - [...]

By |2016-12-14T12:56:58-04:00September 12th, 2013|Surgery|
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