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My Broken Leg

Location: http://www.mybrokenleg.com/

Member Ratings: 9 out of 10 stars (2 votes)

Patient mutual support group. Has over 600 "diaries" describing patients' experiences with lower limb fractures. Also has a forum for patients to discuss issues related to their injury and offer mutual support. Patient Provider
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Bone Fixator

Location: http://www.bonefixator.com

Member Ratings: 9 out of 10 stars (1 vote)

BoneFixator.com - Information and products for bone healing, deformity reduction, fracture fixation.
The website contains useful information on long bone anatomy, bone fracture, fracture types, bone healing and fixation methods and devices. Taylor Spatial Frame (TSF)  fixator is covered in great depth. Additionally challenges and solutions to reproducible x-ray taking are discussed.
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Cast Care eMedicine

Location: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/cast_care/article_em.htm

Useful Patient Information. Includes Introduction Fracture Types And Healing How Casts Are Applied Ice And Elevation Taking Care Of Your Cast How A Cast Is Removed Complications When To Call Your Doctor Bibliography
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Debridement

Location: http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/Ce-Fi/Debridement.html

Definition Debridement is the process of removing dead (necrotic) tissue or foreign material from and around a wound to expose healthy tissue. Purpose An open wound or ulcer can not be properly evaluated until the dead tissue or foreign matter is removed. Wounds that contain necrotic and ischemic (low oxygen content) tissue take... Expert
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Emergency Surgery

Location: http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/Ce-Fi/Emergency-Surgery.html

Definition Emergency surgery is non-elective surgery performed when the patient's life or well-being is in direct jeopardy. Largely performed by surgeons specializing in emergency medicine, this surgery can be conducted for many reasons but occurs most often in urgent or critical cases in response to trauma, cardiac events, poison episodes, brain... Expert
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Finger Reattacment

Location: http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/Fi-La/Finger-Reattachment.html

Definition Finger reattachment (or replacement) is defined as reattachment of the part that has been completely amputated. Purpose Replantation refers to reattachment of a completely severed part, meaning there is no physical connection between the part that has been cut off and the person. Reattachment can be surgically performed for the finger and... Expert
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Fracture Patient Information AAOS

Location: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=site%3Aorthoinfo.aaos.org+fracture&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

Search for Fracture in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Patient Information Site
350 pages as of Jan 2008
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Fracture Repair

Location: http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/Fi-La/Fracture-Repair.html

Definition Fracture repair is the process of rejoining and realigning the ends of broken bones, usually performed by an orthopedist, general surgeon, or family doctor. In cases of an emergency, first aid measures should be used to provide temporary realignment and immobilization until proper medical help is available. Encyclopedia of Surgery: A... Expert
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Glossary of terms associated with leg fractures

Location: http://www.mybrokenleg.com/faq/glossary.html

Alphabetical partly illustrated list of Orthopaedic jargon terms employed by doctors to describe leg fractures, treatment and complications. Includes angulation, displacement, external fixation, intramedullary rod, healing of fractures, nonunion, Plate, pulmonary embolus, stiffness etc.
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Kneecap Removal

Location: http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/Fi-La/Kneecap-Removal.html

Definition Kneecap removal, or patellectomy, is the partial or total surgical removal of the patella, commonly called the kneecap. Purpose Kneecap removal is performed under three circumstances: The kneecap is fractured or shattered. The kneecap dislocates easily and repeatedly. Degenerative arthritis of the kneecap causes extreme pain. Encyclopedia of Surgery: A Guide for Patients... Expert
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Search for Patient Information on Fractures

Location: http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=allintitle%3A+%28fracture+OR+%22Broken+Bone%22%29+patient+%28gui ...

Google Search using string allintitle: (fracture OR "Broken Bone") patient (guide OR education OR information)
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Spinal Injuries Association

Location: http://www.spinal.co.uk/

United Kingdom national organisation of spinal cord injured people. The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) was set up in 1974 in order to support people with SCI. The founders themselves had SCI and, to this day, SIA is run by a board of trustees who live with spinal cord injury.
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Thumb Injuries

Location: http://www.orthoped.org/broken-thumb-injury-symptoms-and-treatment.html

Thumb injury or broken thumb is a serious injury, which can cause functional disability of the entire hand. Read more about it.
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Traction

Location: http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/St-Wr/Traction.html

Definition Traction is force applied by weights or other devices to treat bone or muscle disorders or injuries. Purpose Traction treats fractures, dislocations, or muscle spasms in an effort to correct deformities and promote healing. Encyclopedia of Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers
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Wound Care

Location: http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/St-Wr/Wound-Care.html

Definition A wound is a disruption in the continuity of cells—anything that causes cells that would normally be connected to become separated. Wound healing is the restoration of that continuity. Several effects may result with the occurrence of a wound: immediate loss of all or part of organ functioning, sympathetic stress...
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