This report helps characterize fracture management by family physicians. The findings suggest that family physicians can care for a broad range of acute fractures with healing times at least comparable with the standard of care described by orthopedists. A prospective trial would be necessary to assess fully clinical outcomes resulting from specific fracture management. That distal extremity fractures predominated should guide educators in their decision regarding orthopedic training.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice / American Board of Family Practice|
|State||Published - Mar 1 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health