MEA2203 Module 01 Case Study Assignment

Patient Name: Jack Xiu

Date of Birth: 12/31/1959

Clinical Notes: Patient presents with left hip, left leg, and left wrist pain. Mr. Xiu reports that he slipped on an icy surface as he stepped out of his vehicle. He fell backward and landed on his left hip. He also reports that he hit his wrist and hand on the edge of his car door as he attempted to brace himself during the fall.

Visual examination of his wrist reveals significant redness and swelling.

Range of motion in the left wrist is limited to 10 degrees without pain and 20 degrees with moderate pain.

Mr. Xiu’s provider suspects that he has sprained his wrist.

 

Question #1: Briefly explain why his wrist appears red and swollen.

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Question #2: List and briefly explain two diagnostic procedures that may be relevant for this patient.

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Question #3: How might NSAIDs help Mr. Xiu?

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Question #4: Explain why collagen will be important during the healing of Mr. Xiu’s wrist.

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Question #5: Explain how the pain Mr. Xiu is feeling is acting as a defense mechanism.

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Patient Name: January Jones

Date of Birth: 2/29/1980

Clinical Notes: Patient presents to the urgent care clinic with a deep cut on the palmar surface of her left hand and thumb. She reports that she was cutting vegetables with a large chef’s knife, when her left hand slipped under knife blade. She reports that the wound bled immensely for several minutes. She wrapped her hand and thumb tightly in gauze and immediately left home to seek care.

Visual examination reveals that the entire thickness of the epidermis and dermis has been lacerated. The area is red and swollen, but bleeding has stopped.

Sutures are recommended to close the wound and reduce scarring.

 

Question #1: Explain why Ms. Jones’ wound has stopped bleeding, even though it has not yet healed.

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Question #2: If there were bacteria on the knife she was using, which types of leukocytes will respond to this injury and how will they respond?

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Question #3: Explain how her lymphatic system will assist the immune response to any pathogens that have entered her open wound.

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Question #4: There are four types of acquired immunity. Assuming that a pathogen has entered the open wound, which type of immunity will Ms. Jones’ acquire? Explain your answer.

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Question #5: Briefly explain why angiogenesis so important during the proliferative phase of wound healing.

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Patient Name: Ricky Squire

Date of Birth: 5/21/1991

Clinical Notes: Patient reports falling during a hike last weekend during a camping trip. He scraped his right knee on a sharp branch, creating an open wound. Initially, the skin around the wound was red. He reports that he had no first aid care until he returned home on Monday. He applied a topical antibiotic, but by that time, the area surrounding his knee was swollen and moderately painful. Upon physical examination, decreased range of motion in the right knee is noted.

 

Question #1: Explain how Mr. Squire’s first line of defense failed to adequately respond to his injury.

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Question #2: Explain how the process of phagocytosis occurs and how is benefitting Mr. Squire.

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Question #3: Which of the cardinal signs of inflammation are present in this case? List and explain each sign.

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Question #4: Mr. Squire’s healthcare provider recommends over-the-counter NSAIDs and prescription oral antibiotics. How will each of these drugs benefit the patient?

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Question #5: What complications may occur if Mr. Squire does not follow the recommended treatment?

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MEA2203 Module 0

1

 

Case Stud

y Assignment

 

 

 

Patient Name:

 

Jack Xiu

 

Date of Birth:

 

12/31/1959

 

Clinical Notes:

 

Patient presents with left hip, left leg, and left wrist pain. Mr. Xiu

 

reports that he slipped

on an icy surface as he stepped out of his vehicle. He fell backward and landed on his left hip. He also

reports that he hit his wrist and hand on the edge of his car door as he attempted to brace himself

during the fall.

 

Visual e

xamination of his wrist reveals

significant

redness and swelling.

 

R

ange of motion

 

in the left wrist is limited to

 

10 degrees without pain

 

and

20 degrees with moderate

pain

.

 

Mr. Xiu’s provider suspects that he has sprained his wrist.

 

 

Question #1:

 

Briefly

 

explain why his wrist appears red and swollen.

 

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Question #2:

 

List and briefly explain two diagnostic procedures that may be relevant for this patient.

 

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Question #3:

 

How might NSAIDs hel

p Mr. Xiu?

 

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Question #4:

 

Explain why collagen will be important during the healing of Mr. Xiu’s wrist.

 

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Question #5:

 

Explain how the pain Mr. Xiu is feeling is

acting as a defense mechan

ism.

 

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MEA2203 Module 01 Case Study Assignment

 

 

Patient Name: Jack Xiu

Date of Birth: 12/31/1959

Clinical Notes: Patient presents with left hip, left leg, and left wrist pain. Mr. Xiu reports that he slipped

on an icy surface as he stepped out of his vehicle. He fell backward and landed on his left hip. He also

reports that he hit his wrist and hand on the edge of his car door as he attempted to brace himself

during the fall.

Visual examination of his wrist reveals significant redness and swelling.

Range of motion in the left wrist is limited to 10 degrees without pain and 20 degrees with moderate

pain.

Mr. Xiu’s provider suspects that he has sprained his wrist.

 

Question #1: Briefly explain why his wrist appears red and swollen.

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Question #2: List and briefly explain two diagnostic procedures that may be relevant for this patient.

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Question #3: How might NSAIDs help Mr. Xiu?

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Question #4: Explain why collagen will be important during the healing of Mr. Xiu’s wrist.

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Question #5: Explain how the pain Mr. Xiu is feeling is acting as a defense mechanism.

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