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).
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An overview of burns, including assessment and management.
An overview of necrotising fasciitis, including symptoms, signs, investigations and management.
This is an introduction to basic suturing skills. Here we discuss the equipment required, principles of wound management and the technique you should adopt for performing simple interrupted sutures.
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.
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!
A step by step OSCE guide demonstrating how to examine a patient’s stoma.
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.
Temporomandibular dysfunction is the most common cause of non-dental cause of orofacial pain and therefore important to recognise. This article provides a succinct summary of the condition, including clinical assessment.
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are one of the few truly preventable medical emergencies. This article discusses AAA’s covering symptoms, signs, investigation & management.