Monthly Archives: March 2011 - Page 2

Bone lesions, the age group affected and their sites of origin

Knowing the age group in which bone lesions appear can be very crucial in the diagnosis of diseases concerned.The site of lesion is also important in diagnosing these diseases and determining appropriate treatment. Ewings sarcoma – 5 -15yrs Osteoid osteoma …

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Splints and tractions

Thomas Splint, Bohler braun splint – Fracture Femur Aluminium Splint – Immobilisation of fingers Dennis Brown Splint – CTEV Shoulder abduction splint – Axillary nerve injury Cock Up splint- Radial N palsy Knuckle bender splint – Ulnar N palsy Foot …

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Plaster Casts used to treat specific Orthopaedic conditions

Plaster casts are extensively used in Orthopaedic departments to treat fractures, dislocations and various other conditions.This post enumerates some named casts used in Orthopaedics.

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Nasal Polyps: Antrochoanal polyp vs Ethmoidal Polyp.

Antrochoanal Polyp Due to infections Solitary, more common in children Usually unilateral Trilobed, has antral and choanal parts Arises from Maxillary sinus near ostium Grows backwards to the choana and may hang down fromĀ  behind soft palate. Not precancerous Not …

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Extradural vs subdural haematoma

Extradural haematoma Arterial blood accumulates between skull and dura Middle meningeal artery rupture following temporal bone fracture Characterised by Lucid interval. On CT scan Extradural haematoma appears as a CONVEX hyperdense mass if it is acute EDH. Extradural haematoma is …

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Features of Carpal bones and their centres of ossification.

The name and sequence of carpal bones can be memorized using a simple mnemonic. Mnemonic: Please Take Little Susy To The Coffee House Pisiform Triqueteral Lunate Scaphoid Trapezium Trapezoid Capitate Hamate While counting start from pisiform which is the Medial …

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Features of Prostatic,membranous and Penile urethra.

Male Urethra Male urethra is 20 cm long and consists of 3 parts. The external urethral orifice is the narrowest part of male urethra. Prostatic urethra Length is 3cm Widest and most dilatable part of male urethra. Membranous urethra Lenght …

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