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Summer 2017

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40  S u MM e R 2017 PracticeLink.com department s Tech Notes Fractures, Fevers, and Helping Patients Understand your Choices Medical apps help with fracture management, febrile infant care and patient empowerment. ILTIFAT HUSAIN, M.D. I N t HIS e DI t I o N o F t e CH Note S , W e'll C o V e R three useful medical apps for daily practice: two for physicians, and one to share with your patients. ORTHOFLOW: FRACTURE MANAGEMENT OrthoFlow is almost like having an orthopedic surgeon in your pocket. It's especially helpful in primary care, urgent care and emergency room settings, where a lot of basic fracture management occurs. OrthoFlow's introductory screen shows a full human skeleton. Simply tap until you localize the affected bone. Once you're done with this quick process, the app asks questions about displacement, neurovascular function and more. Then it provides specific recommendations, such as which type of splint to use and what key details to discuss with your orthopedic surgeon. Key ways to use this app. If you are a primary care, urgent care or emergency medicine provider and your patient's X-rays show a fracture, this app will help you determine fracture management. If you are an orthopedic surgeon, the app's appendix will provide you with detailed information on necessary surgeries and items to discuss in morning fracture rounds. p Price: $4.99 Apple; $5.99 Android. Apple: ow.ly/SqM630aLkmv Android: ow.ly/C3K330aLkyK

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