Jun 30, 2012
Gaskin maneuver, or Gaskin Position
A delivery position, useful in shoulder dystocia. Named after Ina May Gaskin.
"The Gaskin position. The “all fours” position exploits the effects of gravity and increased space in the hollow of the sacrum to facilitate delivery of the posterior shoulder and arm."
From Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics - Volume 34, Issue 3 (September 2007)

Gaskin maneuver, or Gaskin Position

A delivery position, useful in shoulder dystocia. Named after Ina May Gaskin.

"The Gaskin position. The “all fours” position exploits the effects of gravity and increased space in the hollow of the sacrum to facilitate delivery of the posterior shoulder and arm."

From Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics - Volume 34, Issue 3 (September 2007)

Jun 27, 2012
Gerdy’s tubercle.
Gerdy’s tubercle is a lateral tubercle of the tibia, located where the fascia lata or iliotibial band inserts. It was named after French surgeon Pierre Nicolas Gerdy (1797–1856).
Used as a a landmark, along with the femoral condyle in injections to relieve the pain associated with iliotibial band syndrome.

Gerdy’s tubercle.

Gerdy’s tubercle is a lateral tubercle of the tibia, located where the fascia lata or iliotibial band inserts. It was named after French surgeon Pierre Nicolas Gerdy (1797–1856).

Used as a a landmark, along with the femoral condyle in injections to relieve the pain associated with iliotibial band syndrome.

Jun 26, 2012
Ober’s test. Used in diagnosing iliotibial band syndrome.
“The Ober’s test can be used to assess tightness of the iliotibial band. With the patient lying on the side with the unaffected side down and the unaffected hip and knee at a 90-degree angle, the examiner stabilizes the pelvis, then abducts and extends the affected leg until it is aligned with the rest of the patient’s body. The affected leg is lowered into adduction. If the iliotibial band is normal in length and unaffected, the leg will adduct and the patient will not experience pain. If the iliotibial band is tight, the leg will remain in the abducted position and the patient may have lateral knee pain. A tight iliotibial band contributes to the excess friction placed on the iliotibial band as it slides over the femoral condyle during flexion and extension of the knee.”

Ober’s test. Used in diagnosing iliotibial band syndrome.

The Ober’s test can be used to assess tightness of the iliotibial band. With the patient lying on the side with the unaffected side down and the unaffected hip and knee at a 90-degree angle, the examiner stabilizes the pelvis, then abducts and extends the affected leg until it is aligned with the rest of the patient’s body. The affected leg is lowered into adduction. If the iliotibial band is normal in length and unaffected, the leg will adduct and the patient will not experience pain. If the iliotibial band is tight, the leg will remain in the abducted position and the patient may have lateral knee pain. A tight iliotibial band contributes to the excess friction placed on the iliotibial band as it slides over the femoral condyle during flexion and extension of the knee.”

(Source: )

May 5, 2012
In 1906, Dr. Alois Alzheimer, specifically identified a collection of brain cell abnormalities as a disease. 

In 1906, Dr. Alois Alzheimer, specifically identified a collection of brain cell abnormalities as a disease. 

(Source: ahaf.org)

May 4, 2012

Lyme disease

Lyme disease was first reported in the United States in the town of Old Lyme, Connecticut, in 1975.

(Source: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)

May 2, 2012
May 1, 2012
Bouchard’s node and Heberden’s node.

Bouchard’s node and Heberden’s node.

(Source: arthritis.webmd.com)

Apr 23, 2012

Cotton’s fracture

"Trimalleolar fracture. Fracture of the lateral malleolus, the posterior malleolus, and either a fracture of the medial malleolus or a disruption of the deltoid ligament with visible widening of the mortise on ankle radiograph.”

Rosen’s Emer. Med. 7e.

Considered unstable, and requires urgent orthopedic attention.

Apr 23, 2012

Colles’ Fracture

Fracture of the distal radius with dorsal displacement and volar angulation, with or without an ulnar styloid fracture. Most common wrist fracture in adults, especially in the elderly. Results from fall on an outstretched hand. Also known as silver fork deformity, which accurately describes the gross appearance in the lateral view. First described by Colles in 1814, before the advent of radiography.”

Rosen’s Emer. Med. 7e



Apr 22, 2012

Clay shoveler’s fracture

"Fracture of the tip of the spinous process of the sixth or seventh cervical vertebra. First described in Australian clay shovelers who sustained a fracture of the spinous process by traction as they lifted heavy loads of clay.”

- Rosen’s Emer. Med. 7e.

Clay shoveler's fracture

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