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Orthopaedics vs Anesthesia

Post by Dan Moroboshi » Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:05 pm

It's funny because it's true...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0S5EN7-RtI

One of the best phrases I've retained from residency: "That's not an ortho patient. That's a medicine patient who needs a dynamic hip screw."

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Post by Munir » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:12 pm

A true description of orthopedics :)

Retired Urologist

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Post by woof755 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:30 pm

That's really funny. I think even an orthopod would agree it's true.

When I was in residency, ortho used to consult geriatrics just for a daily note.
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Post by fishndoc » Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:41 pm

More than a little truth there.

When I rotated thru Ortho as an intern, we were making afternoon rounds when the chief resident recieved a page that the elderly lady on whom he had just finished repairing a hip fracture had arrested in Recovery.
We went down to RR, and the code had been underway for some time by anesthesia and one of the medicine residents, and they were discussing how much longer to continue attempts at resisciation.
During a slight lull in the activity, the orthopedic resident slipped in to the bedside, and carefully rotated and maniputlated the repaired hip thru a ROM. After being satifsfied the repair was intact, he nodded his head to us, gave a thumbs up, and said "We're OK here" and off we went to finish rounds.
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Post by Dan Moroboshi » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:08 pm

Munir wrote:A true description of orthopedics :)

Retired Urologist
No sympathy for a fellow bone doc? :cry:

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Post by wbond » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:01 pm

How do you hide a dollar from an internist?
-Place it under a bandage.

How do you hide a dollar from a surgeon?
-Place it in the chart.

How do you hide a dollar from an orthopedist?
-Tape it to his forehead.

Cheers,
wbond

P.S. How do you hide a dollar from a plastic surgeon?

-Impossible. It's never been done.

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Post by Munir » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:03 pm

Dan Moroboshi wrote:
Munir wrote:A true description of orthopedics :)

Retired Urologist
No sympathy for a fellow bone doc? :cry:
Touche'.

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Post by wbond » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:06 pm

How does an internist catch an elevator with door closing? (Joke teller sticks out hand to imitate the action that everyone does).

How does a surgeon catch an elevator with door closing? (Joke teller sticks out foot - surgeon doesn't want to potentially injure precious hand).

And how does an orthopedist catch an elevator with door closing? (Joke teller bows forward).

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Post by gasman » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:01 pm

How do you identify an orthopod's car in a parking lot?

It's the porsche with the comic book on the front seat.

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Post by indexer » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:12 pm

This is the rebuttal from the Orthopods
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upx_omlpYKQ

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Post by Blue » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:22 pm

Bone broke, me fix.

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Post by gasman » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:29 pm

indexer wrote:This is the rebuttal from the Orthopods
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upx_omlpYKQ
Just not credible. The first one went viral among the medical community because it is spot on.

orthopedics turns the smartest medical students into the dumbest doctors.

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Post by MrMiyagi » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:09 pm

gasman wrote:
indexer wrote:This is the rebuttal from the Orthopods
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upx_omlpYKQ
Just not credible. The first one went viral among the medical community because it is spot on.

orthopedics turns the smartest medical students into the dumbest doctors.
Eh even though the stereotype is that orthopaedic surgeons are "dumb" this is simply not the case in my experience.

Everyone knows orthopaedic surgery is one of the most competitive specialties. The joke was Step 1 score + Max bench > 500 for you to be even considered.

Even though other medical specialties joke about how ortho guys/gals forget how to write H&Ps and SOAP notes, or how to manage HTN, the real reason they "forget" is that they don't really need to care. They can just scut out the medicine service for things like that, so that they can then their time more efficiently on higher-RVU services.

(I'm not an orthopaedic surgeon)

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Post by MrMiyagi » Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:15 pm

wbond wrote:How do you hide a dollar from an internist?
-Place it under a bandage.

How do you hide a dollar from a surgeon?
-Place it in the chart.

How do you hide a dollar from an orthopedist?
-Tape it to his forehead.

Cheers,
wbond

P.S. How do you hide a dollar from a plastic surgeon?

-Impossible. It's never been done.
To add to that (don't take offense!)

How do you hide a hundred dollar bill from a radiologist?
- Place it on the patient

How do you hide a hundred dollar bill from a pediatrician?
- You don't need to, they've never seen one before.

How do you hide a hundred dollar bill from a cardiothoracic surgeon?
- Give it to his kid.

How do you hide a hundred dollar bill from an anesthesiologist?
- Put it in the OR.

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Post by woof755 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:03 pm

MrMiyagi wrote:
gasman wrote:
indexer wrote:This is the rebuttal from the Orthopods
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upx_omlpYKQ
Just not credible. The first one went viral among the medical community because it is spot on.

orthopedics turns the smartest medical students into the dumbest doctors.
Eh even though the stereotype is that orthopaedic surgeons are "dumb" this is simply not the case in my experience.

Everyone knows orthopaedic surgery is one of the most competitive specialties. The joke was Step 1 score + Max bench > 500 for you to be even considered.

Even though other medical specialties joke about how ortho guys/gals forget how to write H&Ps and SOAP notes, or how to manage HTN, the real reason they "forget" is that they don't really need to care. They can just scut out the medicine service for things like that, so that they can then their time more efficiently on higher-RVU services.

(I'm not an orthopaedic surgeon)
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Post by conundrum » Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:20 pm

Here's to the joys of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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Re: Orthopaedics vs Anesthesia

Post by gasman » Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:28 am

Dan Moroboshi wrote:It's funny because it's true...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0S5EN7-RtI

One of the best phrases I've retained from residency: "That's not an ortho patient. That's a medicine patient who needs a dynamic hip screw."

an encore:

http://www.xtranormal.com/profile/2895633/

hysterical

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