Author | Jack E. Cohen, MD

Articles

Road Rash

September 14, 2005

Clad only in shorts, T-shirt, and helmet, a 21-year-old man was involved in a motorcycle accident. He sustained “road rash”-diffuse multiple body abrasions, lacerations, and contusions-particularly on the extremities. Abrasions about the chest wall and abdominal region were also noted. Other injuries included a closed right clavicle shaft fracture and a nondisplaced open fracture of the dorsal aspect of the right olecranon.

Chronic Ulceration on Hand

September 14, 2005

The appearance of a wound on the hand of a 102-year-old man concerned his nursing home's staff. Several months earlier, the patient had had a squamous cell carcinoma removed from the wound site and had undergone subsequent radiotherapy. A nonhealing skin ulcer developed at the site; a skin graft was performed.