Posted: January 8th, 2018
Swelling after an injury to the leg – 3 surprising causes of the symptom
A two-year-old child has sustained an injury to the leg and refuses to walk. The nurse in the emergency department documents swelling of the lower affected leg.
Which of the following does the nurse suspect is the cause of the child’s symptoms?
A. Possible fracture of the tibia.
B. Bruising of the gastrocnemius muscle.
C. Possible fracture of the radius.
D. No anatomic injury, the child wants his mother to carry him.