Three ER Cases, One Common Theme
A trio of patients land in the ER with a dislocated shoulder, a seizure and a heart attack. What could they possibly have in common?
In retrospect, you can’t believe you missed it: three different days, the same diagnosis. They pop back into your head: the kid hanging off the chair, left arm askew; the three-piece-suit-and-briefcase guy, head jerking like a man with runaway Tourette’s; the 30-something Latino clutching his chest.
The kid showed up on a busting-at-the-seams Friday night.
“Doc, it kills. Oh gawd, it kills,” he wailed, cradling his left arm. The 20-something had a junior camp counselor ...
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