Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Dr. Orthochick: Thorough exam

Me: Dr. Trauma wrote 'pubes OK' on a pt's physical exam. Awesome.

Resident: Really? That's hilarious... did he mean pulses?

Me: I don't know but seeing that was almost worth the crap consult.


  1. That's funny...last week I saw a preteen boy who had a lateral midfoot deformity after a fall. I asked one of the attendings to review the xray with me, and he told me I didn't need to do the xray, I should have tanner staged the boy.

    While I get his point, that just seems a little weird to me....

  2. Maybe he meant pubic symphysis... As in-- his pelvis wasn't fractured or something?

  3. I recently read in a patients notes the patient has hot and cold childs and does not want to do their activates