Hand Fracture

Hand fracture Implants and surgical technique Compact hand LC-DCP 2.0 Headless compression screw (HCS) 3.0 mm Cortex screw 1.5 mm (lag screw technique) Cases Metacarpal shaft fracture Undisplaced scaphoid waist fracture Condylar phalangeal fracture Introduction Hand fractures present a particular challenge because of the relative functional importance of the overlying soft tissues. Scar formation through a natural healing process delays rehabilitation and must be minimized by careful surgical technique, judicious fracture exposure, gentle handling, and prevention of drying of the soft...
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Medical Quiz!!! Do you know???

Which of the following statements about cholesteatoma is true? (A) It is a malignant tumor. (B) The primary symptom is tinnitus. (C) It is caused from eustachian tube dysfunction. (D) It is a disease of the inner ear.               Answer C. Explanation: Cholesteatoma is an epidermoid cyst of the middle ear and/or mastoid, which causes bone destruction secondary to its expansile nature and through enzymatic destruction. Cholesteatoma develops as a consequence of eustachian tube dysfunction and chronic otitismedia secondary to retraction of squamous elements of...
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Medical Quiz !!! Do you know??

How many bones make up the orbit? (A) 7 (B) 8 (C) 9 (D) 6 (E) 4   Answer A. Explanation: The following seven bones make up the orbit: frontal, zygoma, maxilla, palatine, greater and lesser wings of the sphenoid, lacrimal, and ethmoid bones. Of note, the nasal and temporal bones do not...
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End-Stage Renal Disease

Hi guys, this is coding maniac again with a new blog on ESRD. Normally, instead of simple guidelines between ESRD and CKD which is by the way chronic kidney disease we got utterly confused when we got both terms in the transcripts. So, here I am clarifying some facts related to ESRD coding. Hope, you will like this also…. End stage renal disease (ESRD) is the most severe form of chronic kidney disease (CKD). At this stage, kidney function is so impaired that patients must receive regular hemodialysis to remove waste from the body, or undergo a kidney transplant.   Normally, dialysis for ESRD...
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Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system located just below the bladder (the organ that collects and empties urine) and in front of the rectum (the lower part of the intestine). It is about the size of a walnut and surrounds part of the urethra (the tube that empties urine from the bladder). The prostate gland produces fluid that makes up part of the semen. Anatomy of the male reproductive and urinary systems, showing the prostate, testicles, bladder, and other organs.   Prostate cancer is found mainly in older men. As men age, the prostate may get bigger and block...
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