Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Leg Contusion after kick!

A futsal player came in walking this morning. He showed me his swollen right leg and I thought it was just a contusion (soft tissue injury). He was able to do heel-raises and even hop on the injured leg!

After careful examination, I found a defect in his right tibial bone (as he received the kick from the midline outward). I took a marker to delineate the defect (see picture). I gave him some NSAIDS, Arnica Comp gel and told him to apply RICE treatment. He was also sent for an X-ray but it came back normal. He was told to return for a review in 1 week's duration.

He should have been wearing his shin guard!

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