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Open fracture of tibia and fibula

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Om Lahoti MS(Orth), Dip.N.B(Orth), FRCS(Ire), FRCS(Orth), FRCS (Canada), Om Lahoti
Foundation Years Journal, volume 3, issue 8, p.61 (123Doc Education, London, October 2010)


A 61-year-old male, was brought to the A&E department at around 1am with injury to his right leg. He was under the influence of alcohol and a slow moving motor vehicle hit his left leg, while he was crossing the road. He fell to the ground and could not get up as his left leg was deformed and painful. When the ambulance arrived he was conscious and coherent and he complained of pain in his left leg, which was deformed. A puncture wound was also noted.

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Om Lahoti MS(Orth), Dip.N.B(Orth), FRCS(Ire), FRCS(Orth), FRCS (Canada)

Consultant Adult and Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon
Kings College Hospital, London

Om Lahoti

C/O Orthopaedic Department
Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS.




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