Top 5 Upper Extremity Injuries

Top 5 Upper Extremity Injuries

Dr. Ellen Davis, a well-known fellowship trained pediatric orthopedist who practices at Morristown Medical Center explains common upper extremity injuries including mechanisms of injury and treatment strategies.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand common mechanisms of upper extremity injury
2. Understand the importance of conservative treatment of these injuries
3. Understand the usefulness of advanced imaging as opposed to a stand-alone radiograph.

With over 100 Orthopedic Surgeons covering 9 subspecialties, Morristown Medical Center is ranked 34th in the nation for orthopedic care and #1 hospital in NJ by U.S. News and World Report. Morristown Orthopedics was recognized by Healthgrades with 5 stars in hip and knee replacement, hip fractures, and spine fusion, and as Becker’s 100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedics programs. Morristown Orthopedics performed over 11,000 cases in 2019 – including 3,360 total joint replacement and 2,000 spine procedures, good for the most total joint replacements performed in New Jersey. Please visit us at:
A nationally-recognized leader in cardiology, orthopedics, nursing, critical care and geriatrics, Morristown Medical Center is the only hospital in New Jersey named one of America’s ‘50 Best Hospitals’ for four consecutive years by Healthgrades. We’re also rated the number one hospital in the state by both U.S. News & World Report and Castle Connolly, named one of the World’s Best Hospitals (the 28th best hospital in the United States and number one in NJ) by Newsweek, and included on Becker’s Healthcare 2019 list of “100 Great Hospitals in America.” In addition, Leapfrog recognized us with an “A” hospital safety grade – its highest – eight consecutive times, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded us again with its highest five-star rating in 2019.
Morristown Medical Center is a Magnet Hospital for Excellence in Nursing Service, the highest level of recognition achievable from the American Nurses Credentialing Center for facilities that provide acute care services. We’re also designated a Level I Regional Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons and a Level II by the State of NJ.


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