Foot x-rays

1. Check you have the right views. There are two views in foot x-rays DP (dorsal-plantar) and oblique. Both should ideally be done when weight-bearing if your patient can manage it.   2. Review the bones.  Work round the bones one by one (including the metatarsals). Start proximally and work your way down, going medial…

Future care for kids at DFTB17

This talk was recorded live at the end of the second day of DFTB17 in Brisbane. If you missed out in 2017 then why not book your leave for 2018 now. Tickets are on sale for the pre-conference workshops as well as the conference itself at www.dftb18.com. . Dr Sarah Dalton is the President of…

Where living to your 6th Birthday is a miracle

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I’m currently working in a rural Paediatric HDU in Kenya, and removed from the incredibly high-level (and free) health care we can access in Australia. I’m reminded that while we see and treat many sick children each day in our tiered health care system in Australia, the children we treat are really the tip of…