Me: I just got paged down to the trauma unit to check out a patient's hand because, and I quote, "the meaty part looks funky."
DP: They're not even trying anymore, are they?
I also tried asking what was so "funky" about it, but the answer involved some repetition of the phrase "the meaty part looks funky. I can't describe it. You have to come down and see it" so eventually I gave up and went down there.
To my (actually very trained) eye, there was nothing funky about the meaty part of the hand. The patient agreed with me.
For bonus points, anyone feel like guessing where "the meaty" part of the hand is?
Fizzy, you and Dr Orthochick make me laugh!
Dr DownUnder (Obgyn from Aus!)
Fizzy is not Orthochick?Delete
I'm fairly certain OrthoChick is a guest blogger.Delete
Dr. Orthochick is not Fizzy she helps out on the blogDelete
The palm? (Which google tells me is what everyone else guessed, but I'm not a doctor, so...)ReplyDelete
I'm guessing thenar eminence as well.ReplyDelete
Thenar aspect, just proximal to the base of the thumb.ReplyDelete
Thenar eminence. I think I've had that consult before...ReplyDelete
Have you been consulted on a fractured metatarsal after punching a wall? Loved that one in training.
I... what? Was the wall made out of their foot?Delete
I was thinking thenar too. The "meatiest" part of the palm, unless of course you have nerve damage... was that what it was?ReplyDelete
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Ohhhh I wonder what this one said?!?! LOLDelete
Orthochick is not me. And the meaty part is the thenar eminance.ReplyDelete
The anatomical beef jerky box? (sister to the anatomical snuff box)ReplyDelete
Or the hypothenar eminence, depending on the occupation or exercise habits of the individual affected by funkiness of the distal upper extremity; or the pulp on a fingertip, depending on the stupidity of the individual assessing the hand for funkiness in the hospital.ReplyDelete