Acute compartment syndrome is a surgical emergency. Measurements of compartment pressures are an important adjunct to making the diagnosis. Check out this post for a video demonstration on how to operate the Stryker Device
A 43 year old female is involved in an motor vehicle collision. She complains of facial and dental pain. Exam reveals a broken lateral incisor. A pink spot is noted on the surface of the tooth. What is the diagnosis?
A. Ellis Class I Dental Fracture
B. Ellis Class II Dental Fracture
C. Ellis Class III Dental Fracture
D. Dental Subluxation
Answer: C - Ellis Class III Dental Fracture
A 70-year-old woman presents after falling forward, causing her neck to bend backwards and hyperextend. She complains of burning sensation in both hands and weakness in his arms after a fall. Physical examination reveals 4/5 strength in both arms but otherwise no neurological deficits.
A 92 yo female presents to the ED complaining left eye pain and bleeding, onset this am. Patient has hx of left corneal transplant in 2014. Patient with no vision in eye, also unable to differentiate light vs dark.
In previous posts, we discussed the general approach to facial fractures as well as diagnosis and treatment of zygomatic and maxillary fractures. Read on for specifics on signs and management of mandible fractures.
20 yo male presents to the ED with left hip pain after MVC PTA. Patient was restrained back seat passenger, no LOC. Patient appears very uncomfortable on stretcher, with left leg propped on rolled blanket. Tenderness at left hip but no obvious deformity. LLE with DP pulses 2+, sensation intact, will wiggles toes.