Discussion Prompt #1
Review the following case study and discuss the question that follows.
TL is a 62-year-old male who was in a car wreck and who has been hospitalized for compartment syndrome from a left leg crush injury. He has areas of necrosis (tissue ischemia) seen along his calf. Tissue necrosis is areas of dead cells. It is imperative that the necrosis does not increase.
1. Discuss the etiologies of cellular injury and death and what can be done for TL to maximize his care.
Discussion Prompt #2
Identify diseases with idiopathic, iatrogenic, and multifactorial causes, and discuss the importance of identifying risk factors for diseases. Explain how measurements of structural, physiologic, biochemical, and genetic parameters provide a basis for disease screening and identification of risk factors. For more information on Compartment Syndrome check on this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compartment_syndrome