Monday, September 15, 2008

Monday Morning Quarterback

Entered an exam room to log-roll an elderly fall victim while the resident checked the c-spine.  Reaching over the patient, I grabbed the opposite shoulder and hip as I usually do.  The moment I laid my hands on the poor guy, he started screaming loudly.  Looking down, I noticed the far leg was a couple inches shorter than the near one, and that the foot had rotated to face out rather than forward. 

Recapping, that'd be...

Textbook Sign of a Hip Fracture: 1
My Powers of Observation: 0

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