Tibia-fibular Joint Dislocation

A 17-year-old man presented with acute left lateral knee pain after “twisting” his knee during a soccer scrimmage. He denied trauma and prior injury to that knee.

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Posterior Knee Dislocation

A 38-year-old male presented to the Emergency Department (ED) after a motorcycle crash. The patient was unable to walk because of isolated left knee pain.

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Non-traumatic Shoulder Dislocation

  Author Affiliation Jacob Manteuffel, MD Henry Ford Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine, Detroit, MI A 42-year-old female with a past medical history significant for intravenous drug abuse presented to the emergency department complaining of a two-week history of worsening left shoulder pain. She denied any trauma to the shoulder but noted it had become […]

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Injury Prevention

Subtalar Dislocation

A 26-year-old male presented to the emergency department for right foot pain and deformity after inverting his foot while base running playing baseball.

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Lisfranc Fracture-Dislocation

A 22-year-old intoxicated male presented to the emergency department after jumping from a second-story window, landing on his right foot. He was able to ambulate with a great deal of pain across the dorsum of his foot. Physical examination revealed significant tenderness to palpation over the second metatarsal with minimal edema.

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Contact Information

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UC Irvine Health

333 The City Blvd. West, Rt 128-01
Suite 640
Orange, CA 92868, USA
Phone: 1-714-456-6389


ISSN: 1936-900X
e-ISSN: 1936-9018

ISSN: 2474-252X

Our Philosophy

Emergency Medicine is a specialty which closely reflects societal challenges and consequences of public policy decisions. The emergency department specifically deals with social injustice, health and economic disparities, violence, substance abuse, and disaster preparedness and response. This journal focuses on how emergency care affects the health of the community and population, and conversely, how these societal challenges affect the composition of the patient population who seek care in the emergency department. The development of better systems to provide emergency care, including technology solutions, is critical to enhancing population health.