A soldier has fallen from a wall. When you reach him, he is conscious and lying
on his back. He says that his left leg hurts and that he cannot move it. He has
movement in his right leg. When you expose his left leg, there is discoloration and
swelling about the middle of his thigh. What should you suspect?
a. The casualty has a fracture.
b. The casualty has a dislocation.
The casualty has a strain.
d. The casualty has combat stress.
A soldier has fallen from a wall. When you reach him, he is unconscious and lying
on his back. You suspect that he may have an injured spine. What should you
a. Slip folded material under the casualty to support the arch of his back.
b. Slip folded material under the casualty's neck.
Remove the casualty's boots, fill them with small rocks, secure the rocks with
material, tie the tops of the boots, and place the boots around his head to help
immobilize the head and neck.
d. b and c above.
e. a, b, and c above.
What is the difference between an open fracture and a closed fracture?
a. In an open fracture, the skin has been broken. In a closed fracture, the skin is
b. In an open fracture, the bone is completely broken. In a closed fracture, the
bone is damaged but not completely broken (for example, a stress fracture).
In an open fracture, the bone has penetrated the skin and remains visible. In
a closed fracture, the broken bone has penetrated the skin and slipped back
below the muscles so that it is no longer visible.
d. An open fracture is caused by a foreign object such as a bullet while a closed
fracture is caused by disease or abnormal muscle contraction.