1. 4 Things I Have Learned This Week are...
- KNOW YOUR ANATOMY!
- The stereotype of a radiologist sitting alone in a dark room is totally FALSE.
- Get as much ultrasound exposure as you can before clinicals!
- Good mentorship is invaluable and there’s so much to learn from the people who have paved the way
2. Carpel Tunnel, 1st CMC, Joint Pain, Trigger Finger, and Dupuytren's
Hey Nth Fam! Another great week at OrthoCarolina :D There were a lot more surgical cases this week. Some of the surgeries were patients we saw in Clinic the week before! In clinic, I have been seeing a lot of carpal tunnel, 1st CMC joint pain, Trigger finger, and Dupuytren's. So much so that when I pushed out of my chair yesterday by bracing my palms on my armrests, I immediately scolded my self and sat back down before I remembered why I was getting up in the first place. 🙃🙃...
3. Clinic + Surgery + Research = 🤯
This week was a mix of clinic, surgery, and research. The majority of the week I was shadowing Dr. Johnathan Bernard, one of the four orthopedic surgeons at NSMI.
Tuesday I had the opportunity to observe ORIF of a medial epicondyle fracture of the humerus with Dr. Nathan Coleman.
Thursday evening, we helped out with sports physicals at a local high school, doing mainly medical exams. There Dr. Tim Johnson gave me a mini anatomy lesson on the most commonly torn tendons. He made it so simple and easy to understand #mindblown!
Good morning everyone! I hope everyone had a productive week! I would like to preface with how blessed I feel to be a part of the Nth Dimensions family, I can't tell you how many times this organization was brought up in conversation. ☺️
One of the themes I gathered from shadowing so far is to strengthen your hips and glutes!! Nearly all patients at this clinic with lower extremity issues were told to strengthen their hips because it is important for their future success as an athlete.
5. Ortho Trauma
What a week- it baffles me that 1/4 of my time here in Milwaukee is already over! This week I spent 4 days in the OR scrubbing in on different ortho trauma cases. I learned about the difference between absolute stability and relative stability and what the goal is during certain procedures such as with ORIFs of pilons, the benefits of using tension bands for ankle ORIFs, and which patients are allows to bear weight depending on the hardware they have gotten.