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Visual field defects

Understanding the anatomy of the optic nerve and visual pathways is important for understanding how lesions in different locations will cause differential visual field defects. This article provides a brief overview of common visual field defects and the lesions associated with them.

Dermatomes and Myotomes

This article explains the dermatomes and myotomes of the human body, with an included dermatome map. Examining myotomes and dermatomes is a vital part of a thorough neurological examination, particularly when a patient has a spinal cord injury.

Eye Anatomy

This article outlines the anatomy of the eye and bony orbit. It also discusses the visual pathways and visual field defects.

Why Plastic is Fantastic

Plastic surgery is one of the most diverse and exciting of all the surgical disciplines but at times rather mysterious and a little misunderstood. In this article, I aim to introduce you to the basics of a discipline that has kept me interested and learning for the last 20 years.

Abdominal X-ray interpretation

Abdominal X-rays (AXRs) are a commonly performed radiological investigation that you’ll be expected to be capable of interpreting . Therefore before hitting the wards as doctors it is essential that you develop the ability to interpret abdominal x-rays.

Hernias explained

A succinct explanation of hernias, including anatomy of the inguinal canal, causes and management. We also discuss ways to clinically differentiate direct and indirect inguinal hernias.

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