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Use of a Tuning Fork for Fracture Evaluation: An Introduction for Education and Exposure

Winter 2017

Hetzler MR. 17(4). 130 - 132. (Journal Article)


Radiographs, bones scans, and even ultrasound may be rare in the austere or acute environment for the evaluation of suspected musculoskeletal fractures. Having an easy, simple, and confident means of objective evaluation used in conjunction with the patient presentation, history, and physical findings may provide a more efficient and economical means of treatment. This introduction and review of selected literature are meant to provide a fuller understanding and consideration for the methods of using a tuning fork in fracture assessment.

Keywords: tuning fork; fracture; austere; operational medicine; primitive medicine

PMID: 29256212

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