Mandible x-rays

Cite this article as: Tessa Davis. Mandible x-rays, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10597An orthopantomogram (OPG) is a good view to demonstrate most mandibular fractures.   A PA mandible shows the displacement of fractures. It also demonstrates symphysis menti fractures which can be missed on the OPG. If an OPG cannot be obtained,…

Can you see what I see?

Cite this article as: Andrew Tagg. Can you see what I see?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.10302When it comes to imaging children we are all about the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) approach. One of the best ways to do this is not to use radiation at all. Unfortunately not all…

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…

Through the looking glass

Cite this article as: Andrew Tagg. Through the looking glass, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.9685As we head out winter in the southern hemisphere the northern hemisphere can see that ‘Winter is Coming’ and with it the scourge of the paediatric emergency departments – bronchiolitis.  It’s one of those diseases that the we…

Sedation for transport

Cite this article as: Andrew Tagg. Sedation for transport, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2016. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.8397One of your colleagues, Andy, has been lucky enough to grab a ticket to a prestigious international conference to be held in Dublin. He is thinking about taking his children but wonders how to keep them happy on the…

Knee X-rays

Cite this article as: Tessa Davis. Knee X-rays, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://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…

SonoKids Pneumonia

Cite this article as: Tessa Davis. SonoKids Pneumonia, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://doi.org/10.31440/DFTB.6310This week’s vodcast is a great new series by SonoKids. Kasia Hampton gives us a crash course in diagnosing pneumonia using ultrasonography. In this vodcast that is less than ten minutes long, Kasia covers all the basics. It starts with an…

How can we rule out epiglottitis?

Cite this article as: Yamamoto, L. How can we rule out epiglottitis?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/rule-out-epiglottitis/A 2 year old boy is brought to the emergency department at 2:30 a.m. complaining of throat pain, not drinking, drooling, difficulty swallowing, coughing, nasal congestion, and fever.

Spitting the dummy

Cite this article as: Yamamoto, L. Spitting the dummy, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/spitting-the-dummy/A 4 month old male infant is brought to the emergency department by a fire and rescue squad after responding to a 911 call for respiratory distress. He was sucking on a pacifier when his caretakers noticed that he…

It must be a slipped capital femoral epiphysis?

Cite this article as: Yamamoto, L. It must be a slipped capital femoral epiphysis?, Don't Forget the Bubbles, 2014. Available at: https://dontforgetthebubbles.com/slipped-capital-femoral-epiphysis/A 13 year old male was brought to the emergency department after injuring his right hip at a soccer game. He was running down the field when he heard and felt a crack in…