Mike, a 35 year-old male, is presented to the emergency department with multiple puncture wounds to the right arm and bruising on the face. He arrived at the hospital via emergency medical services after calling Mike was playing with his dog, a German Shepherd, in front of his hoe one day when all of the sudden, his dog decides to bit his right arm and punch him in the face. He immediately takes off his jacket and notices blood all over his arm and calls The operator tells Mike that EMS will be there in 10 minutes and to clean the wounds with soap and water and to cover the wounds if possible. Upon admission to the ED, the secondary assessment was performed.
A Case of Spinal Cord Injury
Case Study: Lumbar Trauma | Complete Orthopedics | Multiple NY Locations
Your shift starts out calmly enough, but at you take report on a yr old post-surgical trauma patient who came in through the ED due to a pedestrian vs auto incident. The patient was crossing the road on a dark, rainy night when she was struck by a vehicle at approximately 30 mph. Her injuries are:. The patient was intubated by EMS and brought by helicopter to your level 1 trauma center. A foley catheter is placed. Her initial assessment reveals the following:. The patient is taken to emergency surgery for a decompressive craniotomy with bone flap, EVD placement and exploratory laparotomy with bladder repair.
Spinal Trauma Case Study
Texas Policyholders: Notice to policyholders recently affected by severe weather. A year-old man suffered injuries from a high-speed, head-on vehicular collision with a dump truck. Astute chiropractic assessment led to the correct diagnosis. Posted in Examiner Publication on Wednesday, December 16, Matthew Gregory, DC, had a patient who reported acute severe lower back pain.
The management of cervical facet dislocation injuries remains controversial. A survey was sent to AO Spine members across all geographic regions and with a variety of practice experience. The survey included clinical case scenarios of cervical facet dislocation injuries and asked responders to select preferences among various diagnostic and management options. A total of complete responses were received. Overall, there was considerable agreement between American and European responders regarding management of these injuries, with only 3 cases exhibiting a significant difference.