Definition Rupture / avulsion of the distal extensor mechanism of the finger, resulting in an inability to extend the distal phalanx at the DIP joint. Mechanism Forced flexion +/- axial loading of the DIP joint leading to tendon rupture or bony avulsion. Classically occurs in sports when a ball strikes the tip of an actively extended finger (catching injury) and … [Read more...] about Mallet Finger
Definition Avulsion of the flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) tendon from the base of the distal phalanx. Mechanism Sudden forcible extension of an actively flexed finger. Classically occurs in sports such as soccer or rugby, where a player grabs another player's jersey as they pull away. Anatomy Most commonly occurs in the ring finger (?why). The … [Read more...] about Jersey Finger
Below are the images for Dr John Larkin & Dr Hussam Tayeb's workshop at SMACC Gold 2014 entitled "Pacemaker Panic". For each case, consider the following: What (if any) abnormalities are present? Does the pacemaker appear to be functioning normally? ECG 1 -- 70 yr old with AICD in situ. PC: shortness of breath. ECG 2 –- … [Read more...] about Pacemaker Panic!
The following ECGs are from Dr John Larkin's workshop at SMACC 2014 entitled: "Recap of Basics: Things You Never Knew, Things That Have Changed". Examine each ECG and consider the likely diagnosis and differential diagnoses. Additional clinical info will be provided on the day. ECG 1 Clinical info for this ECG will be provided on the … [Read more...] about Recap of ECG Basics
Below are the quiz ECGs for Dr Trevor Jackson's workshop on dysrhythmias at SMACC 2014. For each ECG consider the following: What is the rhythm? What is the likely underlying diagnosis? How would you manage this patient? ECG 1 88 yo man with 10 minute episode of presyncope and cyanosis, no pain. PMHx of PPM for bradycardia. Alert and undistressed. No … [Read more...] about Difficult Dysrhythmias