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Radial head fractures are a fairly common injury secondary to falls on the outstretched forearm. Specific combinations of injuries involving radial head fractures and triceps tendon avulsion have been reported. Compartment syndromes secondary to distal forearm fractures are common; however fracture of the radial head rarely results in an acute compartment… (More)
Clinical Vignette Ninety minutes after eating a mahi-mahi sandwich at a " gour-met " hamburger restaurant, a 52-year-old man developed a diffuse erythematous non-pruritic urticarial rash, without wheal, over his trunk, face, and proximal arms and legs with scattered areas of sparing over his abdomen and back (Fig. 1). This was accompanied by one episode of… (More)
Emergency physicians routinely evaluate patients for injury from blunt abdominal trauma. Most serious injuries result from high energy mechanisms such as motor vehicle collisions. This case report describes a patient who sustained blunt trauma to the descending colon during a martial arts match, necessitating a hemicolectomy.