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.
An overview of burns, including assessment and management.
An overview of necrotising fasciitis, including symptoms, signs, investigations and management.
A step by step guide to performing ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI) measurement in an OSCE setting.
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.
A quick overview of epistaxis, covering symptoms, signs and management.
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.
A brief overview of the brachial plexus, focusing on the key points for some quick revision.
An overview of the anatomy of the hand, including the bones that make up the hand, the muscles of the hand, the blood supply of the hand and the innervation of the hand.
An in-depth guide to the cobweb of nightmares that is the brachial plexus, complete with a handy summary diagram and plenty of real-life images and videos!
An in-depth guide to the nerve supply to the upper limb, including tips on identifying peripheral nerve injuries in OSCEs, videos and a handy summary table!
Confused about stomas? Can’t tell an ileostomy from a colostomy? This guide provides a succinct overview of the different types of stomas, including how to differentiate them clinically.