Phalangeal Fractures Medication
- Author: Jay E Bowen, DO; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD more...
Pain control is the mainstay of treatment in patients with phalangeal fractures.
Pain control is essential to quality patient care. Analgesics ensure patient comfort, promote pulmonary toilet, and have sedating properties, which are beneficial for patients who have sustained trauma or injuries.
Indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate pain.
Drug combination indicated for moderate to severe pain.
Antibiotics are used for open contaminated wounds. Therapy must cover all likely pathogens in the context of this clinical setting.
First-generation semisynthetic cephalosporin that arrests bacterial cell wall synthesis, inhibiting bacterial growth. Primarily active against skin flora, including Staphylococcus aureus. Typically used alone for skin and skin-structure coverage. IV and IM dosing regimens are similar.
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