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EM@3AM: Proximal Femur Fracture

A 77-year-old female presents with left proximal femur and hip pain after falling from a standing position. She tripped over a rug and landed on her left side. She denies LOC or other symptoms. Her left leg is shortened and externally rotated. Her pulses in the leg are normal, and she is able to move her foot and toes. What are your next steps, and what is the likely diagnosis?

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EM Cases: Occult Knee Injuries Pearls and Pitfalls

There are a whole slew of very important occult knee injuries – those that have a normal or near normal x-ray – that can cause serious morbidity if you miss them, and for the catchall soft tissue injuries there are some subtleties in diagnosis and management that will make a real difference to our patients.