Diagnosis

Nursemaid’s Elbow

  A colloquial term for a radial head sublaxation injury, which often occurs during childhood. Also referred to as a “pulled elbow.” This term exists because nursemaids, who used to take care of children, would swing children by one arm which would cause this injury.  

Boxer’s Fracture

  A colloquial term for a base of the fifth metatarsal fracture. This occurs when a patient takes a roundhouse punch to a hard object, which means the metatarsal of the fifth digit is the primary point of contact. This bone is fragile and often fractures during roundhouse swings. Note real boxers do not do […]

PTSD

  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  

OCD

  Acronym for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder  

FTT

Failure to thrive. A diagnosis given to patients who are generally malnourished or not gaining weight properly

STEMI

ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction

NSTEMI

Non ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction

CHF

Congestive Heart Failure

Tachy

Tachycardia. When the heart is beating fast, usually classified as greater than 100 beats per minute. “The patient in sinus tachycardia.”

Brady

Bradycardia. When the heart is beating slow, usually classified as less than 60 beats per minute. “The patient is in sinus bradycardia.”