How to speed up bone healing

Bone fractures are common. Anyone of us can result in having a broken bone, either due to injury or a planned surgery. There are 206 bones in the body, thus there are numerous different types of fractures, each having its own complications and healing time too. E.g. the fracture of finger will heal differently from … Continue reading How to speed up bone healing

Rovsing’s Sign

Rovsing’s sign is named after the Danish surgeon Niels Thorkild Rovsing. Rovsing’s test is considered a sign for appendicitis, elicited during examination. However this is not done as commonly as rebound tenderness test (blumberg’s sign). If a patient has positive rovsing’s sign, he’s suspected to have appendicitis, if other symptoms of the disease are also present. … Continue reading Rovsing’s Sign

Hypertensive patients and surgery

Hypertension is one of the most common reason due to which the surgeries are postponed in various patients. Hypertension is known to be a cardiovascular catastrophe risk factor. In a scientific case studies between normal and hypertensive patient undergoing elective surgery and dying of cardiovascular event during the first month, the ones with preoperative hypertension … Continue reading Hypertensive patients and surgery

Difference between herniorraphy and hernioplasty for hernia repair

Today one of the PG trainee of our General Surgery team was telling the assistant professor about the procedure he performed on some specific patient who needed hernial repair. While doing that, he mixed the terms herniorrhaphy and hernioplasty! The asst. professor asked him to explain herniorraphy vs hernioplasty, he got confused! What an embarrassment! … Continue reading Difference between herniorraphy and hernioplasty for hernia repair

Things a surgeon should have in his pocket

Every profession has its own tools that the professional should have readily available with him. These tools are necessary because the professional might not be able to perform the tasks properly without them. Same goes for the surgeons, or the interns of surgery. They should carry a few items with them all the time, specially … Continue reading Things a surgeon should have in his pocket

General Surgery House Job schedule in PIMS

Pakistan Institute of Medial Sciences (PIMS) is also known as complex hospital in general people. The Surgery house job duty structure in PIMS is as follows. Surgery Housejob Schedule in PIMS Duty starts at 8:00 am morning. There are three surgery teams. G/S-1, G/S-2, G-S-3. Every team is divided into 4 batches. However there are … Continue reading General Surgery House Job schedule in PIMS

Salter Harris fracture and its types

Salter-Harris fracture is one which involves eipphyseal plate (growth plate) of a bone. 15% of the long bone fractures occurring in childhood are salter harris fractures. Salter-Harris fracture is a common injury in children. Types of Salter Harris fracture and their incidence There were 5 types of salter harris fractures described by Robert B salter … Continue reading Salter Harris fracture and its types

Gustilo classification of open fractures

Gustilo is the most commonly used system to classify open fractures. This was created by Ramon Gustilo and Anderson and then expanded by Gustilo Mendoz and Williams later on. Gustilo system of classification uses the amount of energy, soft tissue damage and the extent of contamination to determine the type and severity of the fracture. … Continue reading Gustilo classification of open fractures

My Patient died after a week of concussion

Few months back I received a patient of road traffic accident in Emergency room OT of BB-hospital. He was not having any signs of cerebral edema though, but the history was clearly indicating a concussion and he lost short term memory too – of the event. After managing the patient and stitching his wounds, he … Continue reading My Patient died after a week of concussion

Surgery House Job schedule in Rawalpindi General Hospital

Rawalpindi General Hospital is also known as Central hospital or Benazir Bhutto Hospital. The Surgery house job duty structure is as follows. Surgery Housejob Schedule in RGH Duty starts at 8:00 am morning. At 9:30 am morning is the morning meeting everyday. There are two surgery units SU-I and SU-II. Each surgery unit is divided … Continue reading Surgery House Job schedule in Rawalpindi General Hospital