Archive | January 2013

Q: What name is given to this mandible fracture pattern which…

Q: What name is given to this mandible fracture pattern which also included a symphysis fracture? ANSWER: http://goo.gl/vSoRj

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SALTR – a useful memonic to help remember the five types…

SALTR – a useful memonic to help remember the five types of growth plate fracture (Salter-Harris classification). Fortunately the order also directly relates to prognosis from best to worse.

  • S – slipped = type I
  • A – above = type II
  • L – lower = type III
  • T – through or transverse or together = type IV
  • R – ruined or rammed = type V

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QUIZ: Six elbows from six different patients. Can you identify…

QUIZ: Six elbows from six different patients. Can you identify which of them have joint effusions? Click for ANSWER

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Scotty dog sign – refers to the normal appearance of the lumbar…

Scotty dog sign – refers to the normal appearance of the lumbar spine posterior elements when seen on oblique views:

  • the transverse process being the nose
  • the pedicle forming the eye
  • the inferior articular facet being the front leg
  • the superior articular facet representing the ear
  • the pars interarticularis (the lamina between the facets) equivalent to the neck.

If a spondylolysis is present, the pars interarticularis will have a defect and look like the Scotty dog has a collar – or doggy decapitation for those with a bloodier imagination!

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QUIZ: 12yo boy who fell whilst playing football. Can you spot…

QUIZ: 12yo boy who fell whilst playing football. Can you spot the important injury? Click for ANSWER.

HINT: Our CRITOE post from a few weeks ago may come in handy. Skip video to 3:32 for discussion of this specific case.

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