My ortho posting ended today.

I am somewhat sad.

The funny thing is (well its not really funny), I was the first one to see a patient and take their history in our one month span of posting and also I ended it by doing the same.

Next up is ENT. Something that I will really need to focus on this year.

doctorswithoutborders:

Photo 2013 © Sven Torfinn
Right now, many major drug companies’ business practices keep their own profits high while keeping medicines out of the hands of millions of people who need them. Until we change the way medicines are developed and marketed, too many people will go without needed treatment because quality medicines are not available to them.SHARE THIS IMAGE to show you stand with Doctors Without Borders in calling for access to quality, affordable medical treatment for ALL.

doctorswithoutborders:

Photo 2013 © Sven Torfinn

Right now, many major drug companies’ business practices keep their own profits high while keeping medicines out of the hands of millions of people who need them. Until we change the way medicines are developed and marketed, too many people will go without needed treatment because quality medicines are not available to them.

SHARE THIS IMAGE to show you stand with Doctors Without Borders in calling for access to quality, affordable medical treatment for ALL.

24 People Who Applied for the World's Toughest Job Were In for Quite a Surprise

This video is quite the watch .. although it doesn’t really apply to me.

Three day weekend for Tamil New Year !!!

a dozen X-rays

Yesterday, a professor came in with a bag of X-rays. He went through a dozen of them with us. Half of us got to try to diagnose the X-ray. It was quite fun.

Assess for a knee effusion by using a patellar tap; while pushing vertically down on the suprapatellar pouch two or three fingers of the other hand attempt to bounce the patella.

A good number of my batch mates: Have joined PG coaching centers like
Kaplan, Speed, etc.
Me and a few of my friends: relaxing

I finally bought a new laptop charger, 

A 23 year old female was referred for evaluation of anemia. She has been suffering from irregular menstrual bleeding with heavy perios. Her haemoglobin was 10.6 g/dl with a a hypochromic and microcytic peripheral blood picture. She was prescribed iron tablets and given dietary advice about iron-rich food. Which one of the following statements about iron metabolism is not true?

  1. Iron is mainly absorbed in the duodenum and upper jejunum
  2. Only 10% of the normal dietary iron is absorbed each day
  3. Iron is initially stored as transferrin
  4. Increased iron absorption is stimulated by hypoxia

A 47 year old alcoholic man is admitted to hospital because he is extremely weak and cannot walk. He has a long history of alcohol abuse, consuming 12 beers per day for over 25 years. He has experienced progressive unsteadiness on his feet with episodes of falling. He cannot fully recall the events before or during his hospital stay. Investigation reveals the following: Na+ 127 mmol/l, urea 100 mmol/l, bilirubin 30 mmol/l, ALT 70 U/I, GGT 140 U/I. Which one of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

  1. Alcoholic vestibular neuronitis
  2. Central pontine myelinolysis
  3. Wernicke’s encephalopathy
  4. Cerebellar infarction
*External fixation* is a surgical treatment used to stabilize bone and soft
tissues at a distance from the operative or injury focus. They provide
unobstructed access to the relevant skeletal and soft tissue structures for
their initial assessment and also for secondary interventions needed to
restore bony continuity and a functional soft tissue cover.

(courtesy: wiki)

This is the kind of stuff I see in my Ortho posting.

*External fixation* is a surgical treatment used to stabilize bone and soft
tissues at a distance from the operative or injury focus. They provide
unobstructed access to the relevant skeletal and soft tissue structures for
their initial assessment and also for secondary interventions needed to
restore bony continuity and a functional soft tissue cover.

(courtesy: wiki)

This is the kind of stuff I see in my Ortho posting.

A twenty year old man noticed some difficulty in putting on his shirt. He had undergone cervical lymph node biopsy a week earlier. He was unable to shrug his right shoulder. A lesion of which one of the following nerves is the most likely cause of this presentation?

  1. Phrenic
  2. Spinal accessory
  3. Vagus
  4. Axillary
thisfuturemd:

"It has been said that every baby born in a modern hospital anywhere in the world is looked at first through the eyes of Dr. Virginia Apgar. Her simple, rapid method for assessing newborn viability, the "Apgar score," has long been standard practice. Developed in the early 1950s and quickly adopted by obstetric teams, the method reduced infant mortality and laid the foundations of neonatology. While best known for this achievement, Apgar was also a leader in the emerging field of anesthesiology during the 1940s and in the new field of teratology (the study of birth defects) after 1960." (Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine)

thisfuturemd:

"It has been said that every baby born in a modern hospital anywhere in the world is looked at first through the eyes of Dr. Virginia Apgar. Her simple, rapid method for assessing newborn viability, the "Apgar score," has long been standard practice. Developed in the early 1950s and quickly adopted by obstetric teams, the method reduced infant mortality and laid the foundations of neonatology. While best known for this achievement, Apgar was also a leader in the emerging field of anesthesiology during the 1940s and in the new field of teratology (the study of birth defects) after 1960." (Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine)