Orthopedics

Ossification centres

 "Every Potential Anatomist Should Know When"

  • Elbow: 16 years
  • Pelvis, Ankle: 17 years
  • Shoulder, Knee: 18 years
  • Wrist: 19 years
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Metaphyseal cupping: Causes

Remember "DASRATH"

  • Dysplasiaa
  • Scurvy
  • Rickets
  • Trauma
  • Hypophosphatemia

 

(Dasrath is a King depicted in the Indian epic Ramayana.)

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Osteoarthritis: Radiological features

"L.O.S.S"

  • Loose bodies
  • Osteophytosis
  • Subchondral cyst
  • Subchondral sclerosis
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Intervertebral disc calcification: Causes

"All are DCH Girls"

  • Alkaptonuria, Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Degenerative spondylosis
  • CPPD (pseudogout)
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Gout

 

(CPPD: Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate deposition disease)

 

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