Seat Belt Syndrome: Must We Use Seatbelts in the 21st Century? A Case Report

Seat Belt Syndrome: Must We Use Seatbelts in the 21st Century? A Case Report

Author by Dr. Kelechukwu Onuoha

Journal/Publisher: Iosr Journal Of Dental And Medical Sciences (iosr - Jdms)

Volume/Edition: 16

Language: English

Pages: 80 - 83

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Distal radius fractures present frequently to the orthopaedic surgeon following high velocity injuries in the young or low velocity injuries in the elderly. Haematoma block or conscious sedation can be applied to provide anaesthesia during reduction. Comparing the effects of both anaesthetic methods is yet to be fully evaluated.
Abstract: Seat belt syndrome is a condition found amongst victims of motor vehicle injuries who were using seat belts at the time of the accident. It usually presents with bruises on the trunk, intestinal/ mesenteric tears, chest, pelvic and spine injuries. We present the case of a 25 year old female seat belted, front seat passenger of a vehicle which had a head on collision with an oncoming vehicle and sustained features of seat belt syndrome. She was resuscitated, and had serial surgeries. She recuperated and was discharged home 10 weeks after the accident.


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