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Let’s Talk About….Wonky Knees by k Patient Expert Posted Sat 15 Aug 2009 10:23pm Whether you call it a bad knee, a bum knee, a wonky knee, or just a pain, having problems with your knees is not uncommon. This month, the professional tennis world was wondering if tennis champ Rafael Nadal would be able to play at the Rogers Cup tournament in Montreal, Canada, because he, too, has wonky knees. In Nadal’s case, he has tendoniti ... Read on »
Brommy rides the rail by Karen Voyer-Caravona Posted Sat 17 Nov 2012 10:20pm At Encanto Station. I've tested my Brompton on Metro Rail the last two Saturdays with visits to the northern end of Central Phoenix where my cousin lives.  I enlisted her help with a couple of class projects I was assigned this semester so the trips were perfect opportunities to practice the not-yet 15 second fold at the rail sta ... 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 »