In her 30-minute rapid-fire session “Difficult Dislocations,” Danielle D. Campagne, MD, FACEP, an emergency physician at the University of California San Francisco–Fresno, will discuss tips and tricks to diagnose and treat difficult dislocations of the shoulder, jaw, hip, and ankle.
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“Dislocations are a common orthopedic complaint in the emergency department,” Dr. Campagne said. “I will provide some pointers on diagnosing different joint dislocations, discuss multiple reduction techniques, and show some videos that demonstrate how to do them properly.”
Dr. Campagne said it’s good to have an arsenal of difficult techniques because depending on a physician’s body type and health, such as being small or having a back issue, certain techniques—such as those that involve lifting—may be prohibitive. Likewise, depending on a patient’s mobility and weight, physicians may be limited to certain techniques.
“I hope emergency physicians will leave my session with new techniques and a better understanding of which methods work best for different patients,” Dr. Campagne said.
“Orthopedics has become my niche,” she said. “I have talked on similar orthopedic topics the past few years at ACEP meetings.” In October, her book, Emergency Medicine Board Review, which includes a section on orthopedics, will be published.