Pediatric Fractures and Dislocations

This talk reviews common pediatric fractures that present to the primary care office. It describes injuries that can be safely cared for by the primary care physician. It reviews common x-ray findings that can help to identify a fracture. It also goes over splinting techniques that can be used as temporary, and in some cases definitive, methods of treatment.

This presentation was originally recorded at 21st Primary Care Orthopaedics, June 15-17, 2015, Chicago, IL.

Medium: Video with PPT, eLearning

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for Primary care physicians, Nurses, Nurse practitioners, and Therapists.


Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Analyze the criteria differentiating a septic hip from toxic synovitis;
  • Differentiate the diagnosis and treatment of osteomyelitis in children;
  • Discuss the consequences of MRSA infections in children.


Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.75 Participation
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Robert J. Bielski, MD

Robert J. Bielski, MD, is a highly skilled pediatric orthopaedic surgeon. He provides the full range of surgical and nonsurgical care for musculoskeletal problems in children, such as club feet, fractures, hip disorders, and issues associated with cerebral palsy and spina bifida. Dr. Bielski treats young patients of all ages--from newborns to adolescents. Some of his patients are born with orthopaedic disorders, while others have problems linked to injuries.

A popular speaker, Dr. Bielski has given more than 60 lectures at medical meetings throughout the United States. He is the author of several medical journal articles and three book chapters, and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. He is a member of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA).


The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

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