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Carpal tunnel syndrome

January 12, 2014 1 Comment
Carpal tunnel syndrome

There are quite a number of studies looking at the use of ultrasound to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The median nerve swells just proximal to the carpal tunnel in patients with CTS. The thought is that one can measure the size of the nerve to make the diagnosis. A recent article was published in […]

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Pseudogestational sac

December 30, 2013 0 Comments
Pseudogestational sac

You all know to be wary of the pseudogestational sac in the setting of a potential ectopic pregnancy. An article by Benson this past March in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine gives us a little more data regarding this entity. The pub med link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23443178 The quick and dirty summary‚Ķ This article was from […]

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Femoral nerve block gear

November 28, 2013 2 Comments
Femoral nerve block gear

Even though we teach the femoral nerve block at EDE 2 and have collectively done a bunch ourselves, it still takes a bit of time to do the block. It’s not a 2-minute procedure. One of the battles is getting together all the gear needed to do the block. That gear is not usually all […]

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Squeezing knee to see more fluid in bursa

November 28, 2013 1 Comment
Squeezing knee to see more fluid in bursa

We sometimes get asked if scanning the suprapatellar bursa for an effusion has any risk of missing an effusion that is located in the knee joint. The risk is pretty low. The bursa and the knee joint are continuous with each other. But if you want to make doubly sure, you can always squeeze the […]

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