More comments on AWZ, Friday and previously: *various spoilers* Stella got rescued quickly. Deniz started to blame himself, but even Oliver didn't really blame him. Roman and Ben discovered a skating demonstration DVD of Katja. Ben asked her to skate. Given her psychological problems, I'm sure her phobias will quickly kill that plan.
I'm surprised the folks of Eskimo Kiss Project (http://awz.parakaproductions.com) haven't pointed out the soap opera medicine issues as they did with the "Killer Virus" plot. As I've mentioned before, when S. and I watched the episodes with Axel electrocuting himself and Roman giving him CPR, S. pointed out that if CPR is done right, it breaks the receipient's ribs. In this Stella plot, which EKP has doing their best to ignore, first Stella got run over, but apparently only injured her shoulder, and possibly her ribs. I'm guessing from how she got a sling and seemed to have tender ribs. Then she seemed to have a sore back, which Lars was massaging. Then she crashed into the boards at the skating rink, but mostly seemed to have just hit her head.
I'm sure Lars didn't help anything by picking her up off the ice and carrying her around. If you suspect there might be trauma to the neck, you shouldn't move the person until the emergency personnel can get a neck brace on and a backboard under the person. The doctor showed Stella X-rays of what looked like the lumbar vertebrae, which was the area which had been causing her pain before she smashed against the glass. Then when she fell out of bed, the nursing aides or nurses just lifted her back in. Then she's in a wheelchair that day, and home with Marian by that night.
It used to be that you'd be in the hospital for several months with a spinal injury, if not indefinitely. Now I think it's more like a couple months or a few weeks before you'd go to a rehab place. You'd think they would have X-rayed her spine when Oliver brought her in the first time. He should have known not to move her, either, but that would have revealed that he was the one who ran her over. I think you'd get a body cast or metal rods to stabilize the broken part of the spine. I suppose showing her in bed in a cast for weeks, or getting physical therapy, was not part of the plan. Definitely a soap opera medicine deal going there.
They seemed to do relatively realistic medical treatment for Roman's injury. He was on crutches for weeks after getting his ligament ruptured, and getting surgery for that. He got physical therapy. I guess it's easier for a soap opera to have a character with a leg brace and crutches than to have a character bed-ridden. Roman didn't stay in the hospital for long. He did have the injury stabilized when he was up and about.