Category Archives: MSK

A PoCUS Year in Review – Part 2

Here’s the final section of a 2-part series on some PoCUS pearls learned along my 1 year fellowship. 5. Trust the gut. This year, I’ve seen multiple presentations of cholecystitis. Let’s take a look at a slam dunk diagnosis. The following is a patient who presented with RUQ pain, vomiting, fever:

A PoCUS Year in Review – Part 1

I’ve just wrapped up a phenomenal year of POCUS learning and thought I would share some of my cases and accompanying pearls. This is a two-part series. Here are the first 4 take home points, in no particular order. 1. Compare sides. I was early into my fellowship when a colleague pulled me aside to […]

POCUS for Elbow Injuries

   THE CASE A 63 year-old lady fell outdoors after she was pulled over by her very bad dog. Apparently there was a squirrel. She fell on her right side and her efforts to save her Starbucks landed her directly on her elbow. Thanks to 4-point limb contact the dog stayed upright, the squirrel is still […]