A 78years old man is admitted into Orthopedic department with a possible right hip fracture. The nurse during the initial nursing assessment ,what observation and findings of right leg will validate the diagnosis?.

A.The leg is swollen and painful. B.Patient is very demanding and depressed.

C.Blood pressure is high,and heart rate low.

D.The right leg appears shortened, is abducted and externally rotated.

Correct answer is D.

Rationale: These are accurate assessment of the position of a fractured hip prior ( before) to repair.


Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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