The Ankle Radiograph

Anatomy First, we’ll refresh our bony anatomy to contextualize the radiographic images. The ankle is composed of the distal tibia and fibula and the superior talus, which is stabilized by several ligaments and the fibrous syndesmosis. The s…

Helmet Removal

Why should I care about this? Ok, so it may not be that interesting, however, we should still review how to responsibly remove a helmet. In NYC, we very rarely encounter injured patients with a helmet on and that’s probably because they wer…

Lisfranc Injury

Summary Summary Anatomy of the Lisfranc Joint The Lisfranc joint consists of the articulation of the first three metatarsal bases with their respective cuneiforms and the 4th/5th metatarsal bases with the cuboid, along with associated ligam…

POCUS guided LP

Intro Raise your hand if you ever struggled obtaining a CSF sample from a Lumbar Puncture. I “virtually” see that most if not all of you at one point in your career struggled with this. This pearl is inspired by an overnight Elmhurst A-side…

ECMO made EZ

Intro For this week’s teaching pearl, I wanted to go back and cover a medical pearl. We always hear the word “ECMO” thrown around but I want to today go into a very brief overview of what ECMO is and why it is being used more commonly. I am…

Pressors 101

By Lara Silverman, MD/MPH Emergency Medicine PGY3 Pressors are used in hypotension. Per Scott Weingart, there are three main reasons we use pressors:  Maintain critical perfusion pressors, especially to the brain, heart, and kidneys. B…

February 2023