Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Slip and Fall Symptoms

The symptoms of a fall vary with the injury sustained. Symptoms may also be related to the reason for the fall, such as in the case of a patient who suffers a stroke prior to falling.

Clues to a possible head injury include:


Clues to a possible fracture include:

Clues to a possible spine injury include:

Clues to a possible stroke include:

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Last Updated: Jan 21, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Slip and Fall References
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