A 23 year-old female netball player presents c/o pain and swelling to her right ankle post playing netball. Does she meets the criteria for X-ray to rule out a fracture?
A recent article in Emergency Medicine Australasia by a group of ENT clinicians looks at manipulation of nasal fractures under local anaesthetic in the emergency department. The authors have even created an online video tutorial to show you how to do it step by step.
26 female present to ED after spilling a hot sauce pan of soup onto her left forearm. The patient states that the soup has just been boiled when the accident occurred 20mins before arrival. You unwrapped the wet towel that is wrapped around the burn, and begin first aid by running it under cold water for 20mins.
Epistaxis is a frequent complaint. 60% of the population will suffer from a nose bleed during their lifetime, and 6% will require medical attention. Outline of diagnosis and management in the emergency department setting.
Mr Ivor Plank attended the Emergency Department on the weekend having developed a painfully strong bond with an expensive piece of skirting board…Clinical review of nail gun injuries presenting to emergency departments and the management of penetrating nail injury.
The Boxer’s Fracture: A fracture of the forth or fifth metacarpal neck with volar displacement of the metacarpal head.
One of the most common injuries seen in the ED, and occurs in 20% of patients that punch a hard object.