Couple Fractures: Paramedics care for passengers in a motorcycle crash

 

 
 
 

From the December 2008 Issue | Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Paramedics with the St. Charles County (Mo.) Ambulance District and fire/rescue personnel from the Wentzville Fire Protection District provide care to a young couple who were on a motorcycle that collided with a brick wall at high speed. Both riders suffered multiple fractures, including open femur fractures. Paramedics couldn’t detect a distal pulse on the male patient’s left leg and repositioned it until they regained a pulse. They dressed the female patient’s open femur wound and carefully repositioned her leg while monitoring its distal pulse. Both patients were flown to a Level 1 trauma center in St. Louis.


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