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Compound Fractures & Severe Sports Injuries

Summary: Our expert discuss tragic sports injuries and if they can be prevented.
Air Date: 4/12/13
Duration: 10
Host: Dr. Leigh Vinocur
Guest Bio: Dr. Ricardo Martinez, MD
Dr. Ricardo Martinez is board certified in emergency medicine. He practices clinically at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Martinez is Chief Medical Officer for The North Highlands Company and Asst. Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory School of Medicine.
Compound Fractures & Severe Sports Injuries
Horrific sports injuries, like Kevin Ware and Joe Theisman, will be burned into the minds of those who witnessed it forever.

Compound fractures, where bones break in several areas are tragic, but are they just freak accidents or can they be prevented?

Find out why this happens, who is at risk and if anything can be done.