General approach to snake bite PIB Immobilise ED treatment Initial Treatment –Iv access –Resuscitation Resuscitate as required Immediate life threats –Hypotension (brown, taipan, tiger) –Resp failure due to paralysis (death adder, rare in brown –Seizures (taipan) –Severe VICC (brown, taipan, … Continue reading
The frontal wrist x-ray shows a widened scapholunate interval. Normal interval is 2mm. In the x-ray shown, it is 4 mm. This abnormal widening represents the ‘Terry Thomas Sign’ indicative of scapholunate dissociation. The disrupted scapholunate ligament has also caused foreshortening … Continue reading
Describe your general approach to a patient with a suspected snakebite.
The following left wrist x-rays are from a 25 year old who has had a hyperextension injury to left wrist. What can be noticed? Answer will be posted in a few days.
The frontal shoulder x-ray shows a light bulb appearance of the humeral head indicating the possibility of a posterior shoulder dislocation. The lateral view shows the humeral head behind the glenoid cavity thereby confirming the diagnosis. Posterior dislocation of the … Continue reading