Saturday, March 24, 2012

3 days ago, we admitted a patient who fell from the second floor of a building. Amazingly enough, after thorough examination and work-up, his injuries were only broken bones on his left forefoot.

This is the antero-posterior and oblique x-ray views of his left forefoot showing fractures of the 2nd , 3rd and 4th  distal metatarsals, plus a dislocation of the 5th metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint. Ouch.

This is the x-ray after I did close reduction of the MTP dislocation at the ED. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Jump Shots

Breaks are important, they give an escape from routine work. So it isn't really a surprise to find out that doctors have hobbies and past times that are very much human. Some of my colleagues are very good musicians, some are writers, some are athletes, and others have culinary skills that are very promising. I love mobile photography. And I love to spend time with my family whenever I can. Time with them keeps me grounded. I train in a place where it is 180km (112 miles) away from home. Being on call makes it so hard to come home. So whenever I can I really make sure that I come home, even if it's just for a few hours. I already mentioned here how long my travel time is. :)

Mama, poised for the jump.
The jump. :)

The landing :) I totally love this shot. My mama goofing around despite her vertigo. Priceless.


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