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Use the Fascia

Author: Mark Hopkins, MD
Peer-Reviewer & Final Editor: Alex Tomesch, MD, CAQ-SM

A 91 year old female presents with right hip pain after a fall. She denies head strike and is hemodynamically stable with pulses and sensation intact.

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