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Osteoarthritis study shows cause more than just wear and tear by Dr. Eben Davis Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:32pm San Francisco Chiropractor Comments: I just read an article on the excellent www.medicalnewstoday.com. The article is entitled: Pain is not a Symptom Of Arthritis, Pain Causes Arthritis: New Study The article gets a little bit technical, but it' s still easy to read if you pass over some of the mumbo-jumbo. The bottom line is this: ... Read on »
Trick of the Trade: Steristrip-suture combo for thin skin lacerations by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Wed 30 Mar 2011 12:00am Lacerations of elderly patients or chronic corticosteroid users can be a challenge because they often have very thin skin. Sutures can tear through the fragile skin. Tissue adhesives may not adequately close the typically irregularly-edged laceration. How do you repair these lacerations? Do you just slap a band-aid on it? T ... Read on »
Trick of the Trade: Finger nailbed laceration repair by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Wed 06 Jan 2010 12:00am Over the years, I have been frustrated by how inelegant finger nailbed closure is. Nailbed lacerations are often sustained by a major crush injury, resulting in a stellate and irregular laceration pattern. This typically also requires the crushed fingernail to be removed. Cosmesis is never ideal because pieces of the nailbed are often missing, ... Read on »
Hand lacerations important health risk in commercial fishermen by Annet Lenderink Patient Expert Posted Wed 06 Jan 2010 10:09am In this study 210 fishermen were interviewed. Over their careers, 56 subjects (27%) had been returned to shore as an emergency for medical reasons. Most emergency evacuations were for acute injuries, and only 5 were for illness. Fifty-five fishermen had suffered injuries in the past year, including 12 that had caused loss of more than 3 day ... Read on »
Trick of the trade: Irrigating scalp lacerations by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Wed 27 Jan 2010 12:00am Thanks to my new-found Emergency Medicine friend in Turkey, Dr. John Fowler has some useful tips about scalp lacerations. Often patients with scalp lacerations have clotted blood in their hair. While we can irrigate the wound itself (and unavoidably soaking the patient in cold irrigation fluid), a lot of blood remains stuck in their hair. I ... Read on »
Trick of the Trade: Hemostasis of finger laceration by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Nov 2010 12:00am Lacerations of the finger can bleed quite profusely because of digital vascularity. This obscures the provider's ability to perform a careful exam and can make suturing quite difficult. Simple direct pressure over the laceration often controls the bleeding. What if this doesn't work? Trick of the Trade: Glove tourniquet "ring ... Read on »
Trick of the Trade: Tie-over dressing for scalp lacerations by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Tue 20 Dec 2011 12:00am Scalp lacerations are apparently a hot topic these days. This is the third post now on how to apply a bandage to a scalp laceration. Beanie hat using tubular gauze Hair braid dressing Trick of the Trade: Tie-over dressing technique After suturing a laceration in place, leave the suture tails 6-8 c ... Read on »
ABC News: NHL Star Avery Suffers Lacerated Spleen by Greg T. Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:39pm ABC News: NHL Star Avery Suffers Lacerated Spleen I hate Avery but I never wanted him to stop breathing... it looks like he will recover. Read on »
Trick of the Trade: Bandaging the scalp laceration by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Mon 05 Dec 2011 12:00am Scalp lacerations are one of the most common injuries which present to the Emergency Department. Applying a dry bandage over the staples or sutures can be a challenge because the tape just has nothing to adhere to. We reviewed the use of tubular cotton gauze to create a beanie hat , but what should you do if you can't find any tub ... Read on »
Deep lacerations, inflicted in the blink of an eye by Thomas S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 20 Apr 2012 5:00am One of the favourite topics in our museum discussions is ‘presence effects’, i.e., how close encounters with museum objects can convey other (and often deeper) kinds of experiences than those you get from reading a book or hearing a talk (see, e.g., Ken Arnold’s and my article in a recent issue of the journal Isis). Alistair Kwan, Assistant ... Read on »