Thoracolumbar spine x-rays

Cite this article as: Tessa Davis. Thoracolumbar spine x-rays, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2019. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.17581Read our step-by-step guide to interpreting thoracic and lumbar spine x-rays. Thoracolumbar spine x-ray involves two views – AP and lateral.   Check it’s an adequate view For a lumbar spine view you should be able to see L1-L5…

Diagnosing DDH

Cite this article as: Andrew Tagg. Diagnosing DDH, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2018. Available at: https://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…

C-spine x-ray interpretation

Cite this article as: Chris Partyka. C-spine x-ray interpretation, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: https://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.

Trauma education at RCH

Cite this article as: Andrew Tagg. Trauma education at RCH, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2017. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.11996If you are critically injured as a child in Victoria, Australia, the chances are that you will end up at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne. Every year they see approximately 320 severely injured children from all over…

Ankle x-rays

Cite this article as: Tessa Davis. Ankle x-rays, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: https://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: Andrew Tagg. Crack the back?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8591A recent article in the Australian press has once again shone a spotlight on the practice of neonatal spinal manipulation by chiropractors. Infantile colic can be hard on parents. As Ben points out here there is very little that we can…