Highway to Heel

Author: Jennifer Todd / Editor: Nick Tilbury / Reviewer: Jennifer Todd / Codes: Published: 03/08/2023

A 20-year-old male is brought in the Emergency Department (ED) after coming off his motorbike whilst filtering through traffic. He reports hitting the central reservation and coming to an abrupt stop. His right boot was torn off in the accident.

There was no loss of consciousness or amnesia surrounding the incident. He is complaining of pain exclusively in his right foot/lower leg and denies any other injuries.

On arrival he is sat upright on the trolley and is GCS 15 . His observations are HR 97, BP 144/92, Sats 99% RA.

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