“Look at every path closely and deliberately, then ask ourselves this crucial question: Does this path have a heart? If it does, then the path is good. If it doesn't, it is of no use.” ~Carlos Castaneda

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Miss Teen South Carolina as an orthopaedic resident ...

Question: What are the treatment options for treating this elbow fracture?


"I personally believe that the distal humerus elbow is difficult to treat because, uhmmm, some elbows people have are different and uh, I believe that elbows, operations like such as uh, the knee, and uh, the spine, everywhere like such as, and I believe that elbows should, uhhh, our operations of the elbow should help the distal humerus, uh, should be like the knee, it should help the spine and the shoulder so we will be able to place screws and rods, for the fixation."

5 comments:

Chrysalis Angel said...

What a nasty break, can you say what the mechanism of injury was? How did a fracture like that take place?

Someonetc said...

Chrysalis: this break commonly occurs because of a FOOSH (fall on outstretched hand) or direct blow to the elbow). i am not sure how this one occurred. i pulled it from a E-Medicine article.

Chrysalis Angel said...
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Chrysalis Angel said...

Interesting. I think of a fracture to the collar bone from an outstretched hand. I started to say I'd never seen one of these, but I have, it also accompanied a dislocation of the shoulder. You jogged my memory! I'm rusty...hope you can bare with me. It's so true you don't use it you loose it.

Midwife with a Knife said...

Because ELBOWS DON'T HAVE MAPS! :)