Family doctors will often be asked to see patients with a healing fracture, especially when orthopedic access is far removed. The case-based seminar reviews which patients are safe to manage, which should be referred and why. Learn about complications to watch for, strategies for dealing with them, and when and why you need an x-ray to monitor healing.
Staff Physician, Emerg Dept and Fracture Clinic, North York General Hospital, Toronto
Assoc Professor, DFCM, U of T
Dr. Arun Sayal is an emergency physician, works in the Fracture Clinic and is an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He works at North York General Hospital, a busy community teaching hospital in Toronto. There he has worked in the ED since 1993 and has run a weekly Minor Fracture Clinic for the past 12 years. With pearls learned from orthopedic surgeons, he created and developed CASTED in 2008. CASTED is a series of hands-on orthopedic courses that have been presented over 250 times across Canada. Dr. Sayal has won over a dozen teaching and CPD awards at the local, university and national levels, including the PARO Award and the CFPC’s CPD Award for providing its members with an outstanding educational experience. He is honoured to speak again at this year’s ASA.
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