Daniel Chen

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Pressure ulcers/decubiti

Pressure Ulcers I. What every physician needs to know. A pressure ulcer is a localized area of necrosis to the skin and underlying soft tissue caused by unrelieved pressure between a bony prominence and external surface over a prolonged period of time. Pressure ulcers may be caused by a combination of three factors: extrinsic forces…

Hip or pelvic fracture

Inpatient Treatment of Hip Fracture I. What every physician needs to know. A hip fracture refers to a fracture of the proximal femur. Hip fractures are the most serious consequence of osteoporosis and a catastrophic event. Thirty percent of patients with a hip fracture will die in the following year and up to half will…

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