Day 152 - Bone Meccano (22/02/2018)

Thursday means new CBL case, and we were presented with a patient that appears to have damaged their ankle in some fashion. This meant a whistlestop tour through ankle injuries, normal foot anatomy (which I taught), ankle anatomy and the ins-and-outs of arthritis.

Only two lectures in the afternoon, on calcium homeostasis and rheumatoid arthritis - it's probably these two that we'll submit to our student seminar group to go over during Monday evening's session.

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The real highlight from the day was attending an event put on by the Surgical Society all about Trauma & Orthopaedics. I was very hesitant about going because it's not really an area that has interested me before, but it seemed like a good opportunity and I'm very glad I went along. It was half talks from trainee and consultant surgeons, with the other half being a highly interactive workshop wherein we were tasked with constructing frames around bones (which we drilled through) to strengthen them and prevent them from moving.

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It was a fantastic change to get hands on and the trainers were all very enthusiastic and helpful - a testament to the field and an area I'm looking to gain more experience in as a result.