Diagnosing DDH

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Diagnosing DDH, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.13704When people approach me to ask about writing for DFTB I usually suggest that they write about what they know.  That is certainly my approach and why I started to write the Normal Neonate series a year ago. The littlest…

Pulled elbows

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Pulled elbows, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.16407 Annie is a 2 year old who has a painful arm. Her mum was holding her hand as she walked along the pavement. Annie tripped and Annie’s mum tried to stop the fall. Since then she hasn’t been using…

Fasting guidelines

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Fasting guidelines, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.14046Some things in emergency medicine go together like peanut butter and chocolate – take monkey bars and supracondylar fractures, for example. Jack fell off the monkey bars after school and has an obviously deformed arm. With the help of some…

C-spine x-ray interpretation

Cite this article as: Partyka, C. C-spine x-ray interpretation, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.13656The ABC’s of the cervical spine provide a helpful mnemonic to guide the systematic assessment of these x-rays. Remember; you require all three views (lateral, AP and odontoid/open mouth view) for an adequate study.

Ankle x-rays

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Ankle x-rays, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9992The ankle consists of three bones – the tibia, the fibula, and the talus. The ankle also consist of two joints – the ankle joint (where the tibia, fibula and talus meet) and the syndesmosis joint (the joint between the…

Crack the back?

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Crack the back?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8591A recent article in the Australian press by Julia Medew has helped bring to light a potentially dangerous practice – chiropractic manipulation of infants spines.  Take a look at the video below.

The Crying Game

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. The Crying Game, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.7837Pain in children is often under-recognised and under-treated. This is the screencast of the talk I gave at the recent Emergency Registrars Regional Conference held at Sunshine Hospital in Melbourne.

Langcake on limb-threatening injuries

Cite this article as: Tagg, A. Langcake on limb-threatening injuries, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2015. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/pac-conference-langcake-on-limb-threatening-injuries/The DFTB team are really excited to announce an upcoming video series…We have teamed up with APLS to share the videos from their Paediatric Acute Care Conferences. These videos have never been open access before, so if you…

Knee X-rays

Cite this article as: Davis, T. Knee X-rays, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.64711.  Know your knee anatomy See the the anatomical landmarks on the diagrams below.   Remember that the knees of younger children will look different, as the patella forms, and the ossification centres form.   2. Look for an effusion…

CRITOE Quick Quiz

Cite this article as: Davis, T. CRITOE Quick Quiz, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: http://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.4507This quick quiz is to test your CRITOE knowledge. See this post for how to interpret an elbow x-ray. Click on the image to see them in full size…   Q1: What age is this child? Q2: What is…

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