Journal Feed Weekly Wrap-Up
- Jun 10th, 2023
- Clay Smith
This systematic review found that the prevalence of cervical spine injuries in patients 65 years or older after a ground level or low-level fall was between 3.8-4.1%.
Cervical spine injuries in adults ≥ 65 years after low-level falls – A systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Emerg Med. 2023 May;67:144-155. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2023.02.008. Epub 2023 Feb 10.
Pulling traction on a testicle with torsion is proposed by these authors to help relieve pressure, identify direction of torsion, and to make manual detorsion easier to perform. See figure below for technique.
The torsed testicle traction technique and 2 case reports. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2023 May 1;39(5):364-367.