Multiple Fractures

Multiple Fractures

Los Angeles : CA : USA | Nov 16, 2010 at 7:22 PM PST
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Road traffic accident victims with multiple fractures just rushed in as an emergency about 3 hours ago.. The nurses are all set so I'm off to repair some of the wounds now..

... I'm done suturing the extensive, multiple lacerations one of two victims sustained on his left upper arm and right leg. This young man also sustained a fracture at the neck of the right femur.

The other man had worse injuries: multiple fractures, left Tibia and Fibula, and then a fracture at the distal end of the right Femur bone. He was in hypovolaemic shock when he came - he had bled inside his right thigh; the thigh twice the size of the left one - his blood pressure very low at 70/60 mmHg.

Both are stable now and are being reviewed, even as I make this post, by our Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who came in an hour ago.

adoctorssecretnotes is based in Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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