[While x-rays and ECG images may come from personal archive, any cases discussed on this website are imaginary vignettes and not representative of real patients.]
Just as I published the post on US for FB another one came along
This time a finger injury from a month prior that had been coming back to our review clinic with no real progress. He admitted he’d been gardening but didn’t think he’d got anything in it.
It was a 2.5mm thorn and it was very superficial and easy to remove.
Two things to note
1) – the machine was nice enough to have one of the wee “hockey-stick” probes with a 2cm footprint which is lovely for this type of thing
2) – I submerged the whole hand in a basin of water and popped the probe in the water over the finger. I find this much easier than making the glove water bath thingy.
I had a quick search on the net for a video of both the basin as a water bath and glove as a stand off but didn’t find any. Anyone know of any good ones?