Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Does she live near a nuclear plant?

Reading notes from another doctor yesterday I discovered this line:

"The pain radiates from her neck into the right shoulder, then down the dorsal aspect of the arm and hand into the 7th & 8th fingers."

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

spoken like a neurologist.the cervical root origin is more important than the finger.

cliffintokyo said...

Who said 'she' has got to be human?
Perhaps you got the vet's notes in error...10-toed sloth perhaps?

Anonymous said...

I thought only cats displayed that level of polydacyly.

Titan Mk6B said...

I hear it's not so bad until you get to number nine.

Anonymous said...

I recall one of the most popular boys in grade school had 6 toes. Popularity was much easier then...

Packer said...

Oh, crap I thought I was going to be the first one to get to use polydactylism in a sentence in comments.

Use it in a sentence three times and the word is yours for life.

Anonymous said...

Huh, which nerve root is involved in that?

Mari-Ann said...

Crap, that kind of made sense to me. Time for an Alzheimber's eval?

23 Skidoo said...

Ha! And at first I thought you meant it because the pain was radiating..

Mockingbird said...

Yall are making me...nervous.

Just Me said...

Wow - totally embarrased that I was able to read this several times before the 7th and 8th fingers were flagged....off for more tea!

RSDS said...

Well, if the fingers of one hand are numbered 1 to 5, and the fingers of the other hand are numbered 6 to 10, then there is no problem of polydactylism.

Anonymous said...

Is this like dentistry, where every tooth is given a unique number? By knowing the number you know exactly which tooth is being discussed?

Is every finger/thumb given a unique number?

23 Skidoo said...

Sadly, no, each digit is not numbered sequentially across both hands. They are subdivided into Left and Right 1-5.

Aeris said...

Yet all the neurologists probably skipped the "finger" and substituted C7/C8 instead. I know I did... Then had to reread...

 
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