Surgery

September 18th, 2020

Fallen

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A 22 year old man is brought in around 30 minutes after falling down from a 28 foot (8.5m) high ladder. His co-workers observed the fall, and noted that he hit the ground head-first. They also mention that he was in good health prior to the accident, and that he did not appear to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. He is currently complaining of a severe left-sided headache. He denies any neck pain. He also denies any visual loss but states that his right upper and lower limbs feel slightly weak. His medical history is unremarkable and he is not on any medications, including over-the-counter drugs or supplements.


At the scene of injury, his Glasgow coma score (GCS) was 13/15 (M6E3V4).


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