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Posted Jan 16 2010 12:00am

Today early in the morning  16/1 our pharmacist arrived with a load of i.v. fluids and other vital medical items, but unfortunately no spinals. We still have enough halothane to give general anesthesia, but for many cases that is unnecessary and time consuming.

You can of course do a lot without fancy medicines.

When this young boy returned three months after an open reduction and intramedullary nailing you get a shock by the look at it.



I use to claim that postoperative infection is not a problem here at Aira Hospital – not even after open reduction and intramedullary nailing with flexible nails in open and contaminated fractures. So what about this?

After soaking in warm water with soap it looks much better. There is actually no wound infection, but rather neglected superficial eczema.




One may be upset and wonder why the patient hasn’t cleaned the leg daily with soap and water. But when you realize that his mother or sister might have to walk several kilometers to fetch water they tend to be restrictive with the use of it.

We have many patients referred from clinics and other hospitals. Sometimes you can’t help smiling when reading.



I have heard about “hot pants” and “hot chicks”, but never a “hot vagina”. Maybe I missed something in my youth?



Fortunately for today’s patient with ruptured uterus there is a concerned hospital around, and that is Aira Hospital.    

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