Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The hip bone's connected to the...

Mrs. Anatomy: "The pain goes down the front of my thigh to the clavicle."

Dr. Grumpy: "Clavicle?"

Mrs. Anatomy: "Yeah, the clavicle, in the front of your knee."

Dr. Grumpy: "You mean knee cap? Patella?"

Mrs. Anatomy: "Yeah, there too."

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

How in God's name do you keep a straight face? LMAO CP

Constance said...

You should have thrown in the astragalus for shits and giggles.

On another note, what percentage of your migraineurs take Topamax? Any idiosyncrasies common among them?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Maybe 20 percent.

Varies wildly.

John Woolman said...

Probably it was a newly qualified brit physician who has done one on the new abbreviated medical courses. He may know only minimal anatomy, but he will know all about managing bereavement and the square root of damn all about the management of the causes of bereavement.

Maha said...

I want to give her props for trying to use proper anatomical names, but . . . head, meet desk!

Stitch said...

That reminds me of a patient my husband saw who had horrible pain in her her ma-nig-a-ment (go on... figure out where that is).

Jabulani said...

Oh my my... reading this post is better than swallowing a dozen happy pills. Thank goodness I wasn't drinking anything whilst I read! I needed a giggle; What a thrill.
Now...ma-nig-a-ment...wonder if the "new abbreviated medical courses" previously mentioned covers ma-nig-a-ments?? *reaches for textbook*

Outrider said...

I once had a client tell me her horse had a laceration above the shoulder but below the elbow. At least it turned out to be a front leg.

Tammy said...

Dr Grumpy, reading your blog is the best medicine for my stressful days.

Constance-my daughter takes Topamax to prevent her migraines and she cannot drink anything carbonated-it makes the drinks taste terrible. Imagine-a teenager that doesn't drink soda.

terri c said...

I am writing a paper and was so sick of my own work I needed a Dr. Grumpy fix. As always, wonderful.

Anonymous said...

My mom used to tell me that her bronical tubes were congested.

Word verification is pugendos...did one of your patients come up with that yet? You know, as in "my pugendos are horribly inflamed!"

Kim Kasch said...

My son fell out of a bunk bed when he was little and broke his clavicle - it gave him a real bedache

I mean headache

Julie said...

i love it - you have the stress we get the laughs ... thanks :)

 
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