This week I have accomplished 17 attempts on the cervical spine, I was able to sit in on Brianne’s upper class and go over special tests. I am really glad I was able to sit in on that class because I wasn’t able to remember all the special tests in order to become proficient. Once I sat in on that class, everything came back to me, and it was much clearer and I understood them again!
This week, almost the same as last week, wasn’t very exciting. However, it started off very exciting with a lot of clinical experience. First starting on Monday with four basketball games at Battle High School, in the JV girls’ game, in the first half two girls went down. The first girl from Battle fell and inverted her ankle and within seconds there was swelling already the size of a golf ball. We were able to get ice on her ankle within five minutes and were able to limit the swelling. However, she was out for the rest of the game, which she was not happy about and neither was her father. Once we got back to our seats and sat down the second girl came up to me from the other team and said, “My coach told me to have you guys look at my hands, I can’t move them.” I started to do a function test to see what the problem was then quickly noticed she was completely unable to move her left hand, whether or not she was guarding or the injury was that serious I was unsure. I started to palpate and then realized there was a big hole where the lunate should be, compared bilaterally and we decided that by her lose of function and deformities she had a dislocation and sent her to the hospital. I still do not know what exactly was wrong. After the JV girls game, nothing clinically interesting happened other then getting ice bags for players after the games.
On Tuesday night, we had four more games but that night at Patrick Henry High School. Again, not as clinically exciting as the JV game the night before. The most exciting part about that night was definitely the puppy a guy was carrying around with him the whole night, because who doesn’t love puppies?! Other then getting a couple ice bags for players nothing clinical exciting happened to me that night. With a big week and lots of clinical experience this coming week, I’m hoping that a lot of clinical excitement will come out of this week.