Ortho Dx: A Painful, Swollen Thumb Following a Football Injury

Most (80%) fractures of the first metacarpal occur at the base and are described as either intra-articular or extra-articular.1 Intra-articular fractures usually occur as a result of an axial force to a flexed thumb. These fractures are divided into 3 types:  Bennett, Rolando, and severely comminuted. In Bennett fractures, the displaced fragment is found at…

Managing pediatric asthma

Managing pediatric asthma

Asthma can disrupt sleep, resulting in missed school days, and may affect a child’s ability to participate in sports and other activities. Remember that asthma symptoms in children and adults may differ.

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