Orthopaedics

Mnemonics for Site of origin of Bone Tumors

Remember the Site of origin of Bone Tumors using the mnemonic GEOMED. Giant cell tumor → Epiphysis Osteosarcoma → Metaphysis Ewings tumor → Diaphysis Another mnemonic that can be used to remember the Site of origin of Bone Tumours is DEMO ECG. Diaphysis → Ewing’s sarcoma Metaphysis → Osteosarcoma, Osteochondroma Epiphysis → Codman tumor, Chondrosarcoma …

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Mnemonics for Causes of Posterior shoulder dislocation

Remember the causes of posterior shoulder dislocation using the 3 E’s Epileptic seizure Ethanol intoxication Electrical injury IMAGING Explanation There is the “lightbulb sign” in fact the head of the humerus is in the same axis as the shaft producing a lightbulb shape. Is associated with the “trough sign”, a vertical line made by the …

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Mnemonics to remember Inguinal Canal Walls

Remember the inguinal canal walls using the menmonic MALT*2 MALT × 2 Roof → 2M; 2 Muscles (internal oblique, transversus abdominis) Ant. wall → 2A; 2 Aponeuroses (external and internal oblique) Floor → 2L; 2 Ligaments (inguinal and lacunar) Post. wall → 2T; Transversalis fascia, conjoint Tendon Hope that mnemonic helped. Got a better mnemonic …

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Mnemonics – Conditions associated with Osteonecrosis of the hips (Avascular Necrosis)

Remember the conditions associated with Osteonecrosis or Avascular Necrosis of hips using the mnemonic DIGITALIS. DIGITALS DIabetes Gaucher’s disease Infection +Inflammation +Idiopathic Trauma ALcohol Steroids +Sickle cell anaemia Alternatively; Remember the conditions associated with Osteonecrosis or Avascular Necrosis of hips using the mnemonic ASEPTIC. ASEPTIC Alcohol excess (chronic) Sickle cell disease +SLE Exogenous steroid Pancreatitis …

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Mnemonic to remember Osteonecrosis/Avascular Necrosis of Hip

Remember Osteonecrosis/Avascular Necrosis of Hip by these three menmonics – DIGITALIS, ASEPTIC or PLASTIC RAGS Conditions associated with Osteonecrosis of the hips (avascular necrosis) ????DIGITALS ????DIabetes????Gaucher’s disease????Infection +Inflammation +Idiopathic????Trauma????ALcohol????Steroids +Sickle cell anaemia ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━Alternatively; ????ASEPTIC ????Alcohol excess (chronic)????Sickle cell disease +SLE????Exogenous steroid????Pancreatitis????Trauma????Infection????Caisson disease ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━Or in more details; PLASTIC RAGS ????Pancreatitis +Pregnancy????Lupus (SLE)????Alcohol excess (chronic)????Steroids????Trauma????Idiopathic + Infection????Caisson …

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