Alesha V.

asked • 02/07/21

Musculoskeletal Disorder Questions

  1. A 39-year-old man is in intensive care after a motorcycle accident in which he skidded across the pavement on his right side. He has fractures of his right femur, pelvis, and several ribs on the right side. His right leg was crushed beneath the motorcycle, and he is beginning to lose movement in that leg.  
  2. What are the priorities in treating his orthopedic injuries? What are the available options for stabilizing his leg? 
  3. What risk factors for complications of fractures are present? 

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