Fracture (description/classification)

Mnemonic: PIC SCADS
Evaluation of fracture (based on ED prelim read of radiographs with formal overread mechanism in place):
-Pain well controlled
-No clinical evidence suggestive of:
–Compartment syndrome
–Overlying infection.
-Skin: closed
, no tenting
-Commutation: Non-comminuted
-Angulation: No obvious angulation
-Displacement: No obvious displacement
-Sensori-neural-motor: Intact
Therefore patient at sufficiently low risk for need for emergent orthopedic intervention and requires prompt orthopedic follow up.

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