Friday, February 11, 2011

Mountainside tumble


I don't have any really great pics of this guy, it was hard to see what all
was wrong with him anyhow. The most noticeable thing was his right arm
which was broken, but he was also covered with numerous cuts and
tears; the results of falling down the mountainside and landing
on a boulder. Ouch!!!


They wrapped his broken arm up with casting cloth, so that when it
hardened it protected the arm from further movement and injury on
the way down the trail.

We don't set broken bones here at the clinic, so that was an automatic
trip out right there. We left at around 10:30 and arrived at the Ti Guave
hospital shortly after midnight. We were able to round up a doctor in
about half an hour, and by 2 A.M. were over at Darv and Jo's for a
nap before hitting the trail again. Turned out the man's arm had a
compound fracture...

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