MCQ Orthopedics 22

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An 18-year-old male is admitted to the hospital after being found lying on the floor unconscious from a drug overdose. The next morning, he is alert and complains of constant pain in the anterior aspect of his left leg. On examination you note pain with passive stretching, pain with palpation anteriorly, and a slightly decreased dorsalis pedis pulse on the left. There is no edema or erythema. Radiographs of the lower extremity are normal.

Which one of the following would you do now?

A. Recommend rest, ice, and elevation along with physical therapy.
B. Begin empiric intravenous antibiotics.
C. Order duplex Doppler ultrasonography of the left leg.
D. Order impedance plethysmography of the left leg.
E. Obtain immediate surgical consulation.

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