Incident Report #38 2001

A 63-year-old man slipped and dislocated his ankle. His friends 'popped' it back in again and they continued to descend with the aid of trekking poles. However progress became too difficult, so they stopped and called for our assistance. His ankle was an interesting colour when we took a look at it, and very badly swollen. We splinted it and he was carried to the valley. He was transferred to an ambulance and taken to hospital. He had done well to get as far down as he did, especially as his friends were offering 'moral support' of the kind we usually offer. Inspection at hospital revealed a fracture.

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