Managing the Acutely Injured Joint
1. Assess injured bones or soft tissue to determine the stage and severity of the injury and determine the most effective mechanism of treatment.
2. Compare the indications for using casts, splints, or wrapping and taping.
3. Counsel patients on effective care for casts, splints, wraps or tape, appropriate application, and allowable range of motion of the injured area.
4. Counsel patients on compliance with treatment and complications associated with casts, splints or wraps/tape.
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Mark H. Mirabelli, MD, FAAFP, Associate Program Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Faculty, Sports Concussion Center, Hip and Knee Arthritis Clinic, Assistant Professor, Departments Of Orthopaedics and Family Medicine, University of Rochester, Team Physician, St. John Fisher College, Rochester Knighthawks, Rochester Rattlers, Ringside Physician, NY State Athletic Commission, Rochester, New York
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