FRACS Orthopaedic Exams
A fourteen-year-old boy was seen at a local emergency department after sustaining an injury while lying on the floor with the left side of his body facing upward when a companion fell on top of him.
The patient was given an analgesic and was discharged home after a radiograph with right arm in a sling.
At home, he experienced some dyspnoea but no obvious ratory distress. He returns to see you in clinic with a CT scan:
- What is the diagnosis?
- What are the risks associated with injury?
- Over what time frame should the injury be treated?