What should the nurse in charge should monitor the client to assess for damage to major blood vessels from the fracture tibia? A male clients left tibia is fractures in an automobile accident, and a cast is applied.
A. Swelling of the left thigh B. Increased skin temperature of the foot C. Prolonged reperfusion of the toes after blanching D. Increased blood pressure
A nurse should monitor prolonged reperfusion of the toes after blanching. The tibia is one of the two bones that make up the lower leg, and the other would be the fibula. The tibia is the largest of these two bones. The top of the tibia connects to the knee joint, and the bottom of the tibia connects to the ankle joint.
Reperfusion connects to the ankle joint. Reperfusion is restored to the tissue after a period of ischemia. It is the restoration of blood supply to ischemic tissues can cause additional damage known as reperfusion injury resulting from prolonged pressure and force at the bone.