Thursday, January 6, 2011

How to get a jersey finger !!

Which finger is most likely to be affected with disruption of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon (also known as a jersey finger)?
  • A) Thumb
  • B) Index finger
  • C) Third finger
  • D) Ring finger
  • E) Fifth finger (“pinky”)

Answer and Discussion

The answer is D.

Disruption of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon, also known as jersey finger, commonly occurs when an athlete's finger catches on another player's clothing, usually while playing a tackling sport such as football or rugby.
The injury causes forced extension of the DIP joint during active flexion. The ring finger is the weakest finger and accounts for 75% of jersey finger cases.


Bronchiectasis in High-Resolution CT

Bronchiectasis is defined as localized, irreversible dilatation of part of the bronchial tree. Involved bronchi are dilated, inflamed, and easily collapsible, resulting in airflow ..............

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Types of Coarctation of the aorta

Infantile type :- aortic stenosis proximal to insertion of ductus arteriosus (preductal).
Adult type :- stenosis is distal to ductus arteriosus (postductal). Associated with notching of the ribs (due to collateral circulation), hypertension in upper extremities, weak pulses in lower extremities,
Associated wilh Turner's syndrome.
Can result in aortic regurgitation.
Check femoral pulses on physical exam.
SO ;
INfantile: IN close to the heart.
ADult: Distal to Ductus. Most commonly associated with bicuspid aortic valve.