Straight from the crocodile’s mouth

Samuel J Fitzpatrick and Amanda L Thomas
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb04119.x
Published online: 6 December 2010

We present a case of an older patient who sustained dental trauma during a break-and-enter and assault at his home in Broome, Western Australia. Cruelly nicknamed “Fatso” from a young age, our patient was an 80-year-old gentleman who lived on his own in a care facility, in close proximity to individuals in similar circumstances. Despite weighing 800 kg and being 5 metres tall, the patient was able to mobilise on all four limbs, and was self-caring apart from receiving a daily meal service similar to that of “Meals on Wheels”.1

  • Samuel J Fitzpatrick1
  • Amanda L Thomas2

  • Fremantle Hospital, Fremantle, WA.



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