Author | Pam Wilson, DO

Articles

Older Woman With Ankle and Chest Injury

December 31, 2006

A 69-year-old woman is broughtto the emergency department(ED) after a head-on collision in whichshe sustained injury to the right sideof the chest and the left ankle in additionto a laceration on her left forearm.She possibly had a transient loss ofconsciousness, but in the ED she canrecall all the events of the car accident.She complains of pain in the chestand ankle.

Young Woman With Back, Abdominal, and Shoulder Pain After Assault

May 01, 2006

A 1-year-old woman comes to theemergency department (ED) 3hours after a male friend punched herin the left lower back. The blowknocked her to the floor and madeher feel faint. She also noticed bloodin her urine when she voided athome after the injury.