EMT Challenge Cases
CASE: ROUGH RIDE
A 19-year-old man was riding his bicycle at a nearby park at about 25MPH when he was side swiped by another cyclist. He had been thrown 20 feet in the air and had landed on his mountain bike with an impact so hard that it drove the end of the left handle bar and brake deep into his thigh. He had been wearing a helmet, and didn’t think he had hit his head. No sign of concussion, fracture, or even bad bruises anywhere else. Very little bleeding was noted in leg. Pulse was present in the lower leg.
How would you handle this patient?