Injuries to Long Bones and Lungs

September 1, 2010 Grand Rounds Video: Injuries to Long Bones and Lungs

Lungs and Long Bones: The Treatment of the Orthopaedic Trauma Patient


Daphne M. Beingessner, M.D., Associate Professor
Joshua Lindsey, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
Margaret Neff, M.D.

The treatment of the orthopedic trauma patient is complex and the potential for adverse events are high. In this episode of Grand Rounds, UW Medicine's Dr. Joshua Lindsey moderates a panel reviewing the evolution of trauma patient treatment of femur bone fractures. The panel, including Dr. Margaret Neff of UW Medicine, and Dr. Daphne Beingessner, UW Professor of Orthopedics, also discusses pulmonary complications in treatment. They focus on a multi-pronged approach to improve recovery rates for patients with multiple injuries. They also take a look at how to manage the timing of multiple operations and the variety of treatment techniques available for these complex injuries.