A 49 yo M presents to the ED c/o L knee pain after a slip and fall in the bathroom. He heard a "pop" and since has had progressive knee swelling. He cannot bear weight. On exam, you note L knee swelling and he is unable to extend the L knee. XR is obtained and shown below. What's the diagnosis? (scroll down for answer.
Roger Rothenberg, MD
A full discusison of pediatric burns would involve management of ABCs, calculation of body surface area burned and the intricacies of different calculations, fluid management, pain control, and finally disposition. For this, read a full chapter and several articles on burn management and resuscitation - here we have a quick rundown of what patients require transfer to burn center and/or admission vs which might be able to be discharged home.