Daily Archives: November 25, 2014

Hand Infections – TN2013

Principles Trauma is the most common cause, 90% gram + organisms Most common organisms – S aureus, S viridans, GAS, S. epidermidis, bacteroides melaninogenicus 5 cardinal signs: rubor (red), calor (hot), tumour (swollen), dolor (painful), functio laesa (loss of function)

Posted in 51 Infections, 99 Priority Topics, FM 99 priority topics, ID

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – TN2013

Definition Median nerve compression at level of flexor retinuculum Etiology Primary cause: idiopathic Secondary causes: Space occupying lesions: tumors, hypertrophic synovial tissue, fracture callus, osteophytes Metabolic / physiological: pregnancy, hypothyroidism, acromegaly, RA Infections Neuropathies: associated with DM or EtOH Familial

Posted in 55 Joint Disorder, 99 Priority Topics, FM 99 priority topics, msk
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