70-years-old female with intermittent pain in the left calf, that gets stronger during physical activities throughout the day. At night she is awakened by a strong pain reacting to analgesics. Four hours later she is awakened again, the pain is stronger than before and the position that used to releive the pain does not bring any comfort. The woman suffers from hypertension and atrial fibrilation. She complains about feeling formications in her left calf and also she reports her calf being cold. How would you react like a family?
We ensure professional help for the patient, problems could worsen anytime.
Antishock treatment is not necessary. We do not warm or elevate the limb as hypoperfusion of the leg could worsen current ischaemia (steal fenomenon).
We do not warm or elevate the limb as hypoperfusion of the leg could worsen current ischaemia (steal fenomenon).