A 25 year old man is brought to your Emergency Department after a motorcycle accident. His only complaint is severe right arm pain.
a. Describe and interpret his X-ray (30%) b. Outline your management (70%)
FACEM VAQ Exam 2009.1 – Question 6
- The overall pass rate for this question was 50/81 (61.7%)
- X-ray showing a comminuted, displaced, angulated fracture of radius with dislocation of the distal radio-ulnar joint.
- Pass criteria were an accurate description of all the injuries plus a management plan addressing analgesia, potential neurovascular complications and early operative intervention.