First Aid for Motorcycle Accident Leg Injury

First Aid for Motorcycle Accident Leg Injury
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Dr. Nopporn Apiwattanakul and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


A motorcycle fell on my leg, and then the foot pedal tore into my leg. I'm bleeding. What should I do?


Hello, Thank you for reaching out to Dr.Galen. Please find the below response to your query. 


You should have first aid to stop bleeding. If not, you have to go see your doctor. If you have not had a tetanus vaccine before, you need a series of tetanus immunizations. If you have not had a tetanus vaccine for 5 years, you need a single shot of a tetanus-containing vaccine. Even if the bleeding has stopped and the wound seems minor, it's essential to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may need stitches, antibiotics to prevent infection, or other treatments. Remember, it's crucial to prioritize your safety and seek professional medical assistance promptly in situations like this.


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