Category 2019 Morsels

Stress Dose Steroids

Stress Dose Steroids
Caring for patients is extremely rewarding… but it can also be rather Stressful. There are many complex math problems to solve and risk-benefit ratios to balance. Even the seemingly elementary problems can mentally taxing, especially in children who are prone…

Thank you all!

Gratitude and Thank You
Several years ago I gave a presentation that I concluded with the G.B. Stern quote, “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.” I used it because I thought it was clever. I thought it was a unique way to end…

Finger Fractures in Children

Finger Fracture
The hand and fingers are incredibly complex… and tremendously important to all of us (that opposable thumb is what helps us be classified alongside the other super cool primates like gorillas!). They also seem to be frequently involved in injuries.…

Patellar Sleeve Fracture

Patellar Sleeve Fracture in Children
We know that one of the unique aspects of children that must be accounted for when evaluating kids is their anatomic differences compared to adults. Certainly major traumatic injuries bring these differences to mind the most (ex, Thoracic Trauma, Abdominal…