Trauma Cases and ReviewsISSN: 2469-5777


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5777/1510067

Ocular Bungee Cord Injury: Case-Report and Literature Review

Jessica Ruel-Laliberte, Louis Morin, Alice Turcot and Patricia Ann Laughrea

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 15, 2018

A 27-year-old female patient sustained a left eye injury while manipulating a hook end bungee-type elastic cord. She suffered from severe anterior and posterior segments ocular trauma that required two surgeries and left her with permanent sequelae. The aim of this paper is to present a literature review on ocular trauma associated with bungee cords. On December 7th 2012, a 27-year-old female patient was injured in the left eye in the context of her work. While she was transporting a trolley on ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5777/1510066

Medial Clavicle Fracture Dislocation Surgically Treated: Case Report

Miguel Frias, Renato Ramos, Marco Bernardes, Tiago Pinheiro Torres and Pedro Lourenco

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 30, 2018

The medial clavicle fracture is a rare injury and almost all the times conservatively treated. Therefore, the number of operations reported in the literature are limited. Posterior dislocation can result in serious complications and such injuries require rapid diagnosis followed by effective treatment to avoid future complications. The present case reports a case of a 33-year-old healthy man that was involved in a high-fall, being diagnosed with a rare displaced medial clavicular fracture associ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5777/1510065

A Pharmacokinetic Analysis of Continuously Infused Piperacillin/Tazobactam in Critically Ill Trauma Patients

Kevin M Silinskie, Bradley D Domonoske and Christine S Cocanour

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 16, 2018

To define the serum pharmacokinetics of a fixed-dose of piperacillin/tazobactam at 24, 48, and 72 hours of therapy when administered as a continuous infusion in critically ill trauma patients. Although we found a wide variability in serum piperacillin/tazobactam concentrations, the administration of a 16/2 g per day dose as a continuous infusion achieves optimal pharmacokinetic parameters for commonly isolated microorganisms in critically ill trauma patients....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5777/1510064

Assessing Familiarity of Personnel in an Army-Clinic with New American Heart Association's Basic Life Support (AHA- BLS) 2015 Guideline Updates: A Cross-Sectional Study & Commentary

Meshkini M

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 16, 2018

"Despite Accidents, Injuries are predictable and preventable". Cardiovascular events are categorized as common sudden death causes in almost every epidemiological study worldwide, which concerns everybody's preparation and readiness to overcome these issues in the scene of accident. This study was designed as a descriptive cross-sectional one to assess familiarity of an army-clinic personnel with new changes and updates of the latest resuscitation guidelines. For this purpose, a questionnaire wa...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5777/1510063

Isolated Traumatic Close Dislocation of Tarsal Navicular Bone after a Complex Forced Movement of the Foot: A Case Report

Guifo Marc Leroy, Danwang Celestin, Ngo Yamben Marie Ange, Tekpa Bertrand Jean De Dieu, Dubois-Ferriere Victor and Ibrahima Farikou

Article Type: CASE REPORT | First Published: August 30, 2018

Tarsal navicular bone dislocation is a rare condition which can lead to long term disability, mainly due to difficulties to obtain an anatomical reduction. Only few cases have been reported. We report a case of a 21-year-old Cameroonian male who was admitted to the emergency department after a road traffic accident. The physical examination reveals a patient unable to bear weight, with a painful swelling of the antero-medial dorsal region of the right foot, without neurovascular deficits or anot...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5777/1510062

Intra Capsular but Extra Synovial Foreign Body in the Knee Joint

Gunasekaran Kumar

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 11, 2018

Intra-articular foreign bodies especially in the knee joint are well reported. Knee joint is commonly involved due to the large joint area and also due to it being a superficial joint. Foreign bodies enter the joint either by direct inoculation or migration from nearby tissues. Potential complications of intra articular foreign bodies include infection, damage to articular surface and locking of joint. This is a report on a penetrating injury to the knee resulting in an intra capsular but extra ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2469-5777/1510061

Temporary External Fixation for Forearm Fractures in Damage Control Orthopedics Procedures: Use of a Simplified Frame

Laurent Mathieu, Antoine Grosset, Ismael Hassan Farah, Nicolas de l'Escalopier, James-Charles Murison and Sylvain Rigal

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 06, 2018

External fixation of the forearm may be indicated for Gustilo grade 3B-C open fractures or in unstable polytraumatized patients as part of a damage-control orthopedics (DCO) strategy to prepare secondary conversion to internal fixation by plates. Because conventional forearm frames with separate stabilization of the radius and ulna do not meet DCO requirements, the authors propose to use a single unilateral frame. A case of severe forearm open fracture related to a gunshot wound is presented to ...

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