Joined: March 1, 2004
13 year old male was climbing over a chain linked fence. His shirt was caught and he flipped over while his hand was stuck in the fence. He felt a pop and had immediate pain and swelling. What are the findings?
< Message edited by Randy J Moore -- July 22, 2007 11:26:01 PM >
Joined: July 7, 1999
From: Montgomery, AL, USA
Thanks! I have to credit my son for this one, though. He had this injury several years ago. His was more straight-planed, and not spiral. I still have that x-ray around somewhere...
I'll not ever be allowed to forget it because it took several days for me to take him to the orthopedist. Whenever he gets hurt now, and I say it's nothing serious, he reminds us all how I would not take him to the doctor when his hand was broken. Sigh. Thank goodness for teenagers who keep us humble.
Thanks Alex for these great case studies. They are always fun and challenging, and I really appreciate the effort you take to post them. Usually, when I check in on the board, the X-ray has been up a while and there are many responses. Just happened to check in at the opportune time this time!