An overview of how to perform a hernia examination in an OSCE setting. It also includes a generic approach to assessing lumps and discusses how to differentiate between direct and indirect inguinal hernias.
Category: General surgery
This article discusses the anatomy of the abdominal wall, anatomy of the rectus sheath and common abdominal surgical incision types (Midline, Paramedian, Pararectal, Gridiron, Lanz, Pfannenstiel, Transverse, Kocher).
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 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.
This guide provides an overview of how to perform an examination of a lump in an OSCE setting.
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.
An overview of compartment syndrome, discussing the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, investigations and management strategy.