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Orthopedic Casting is an Art

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Orthopedic casting is the procedure of applying an encasement, usually made of plaster,  to hold a “reduced” fracture in place until bone healing is confirmed. For orthopedist, casting is a must learn skill during training. Most prolific orthopedist I knew and emulate are masters of orthopedic casting. In fact they consider “casting” as an art. The…

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Healthcare Volunteers, Let’s Help Davao Oriental!

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I’m reposting this letter, a call of help for the victims of typhoon Pablo, from the Philippine Medical Association Southeastern Mindanao governor Dr. Noel Camigue Dear Brothers and Sisters in the profession; The PNRC in partnership with DOH and PMA has set up an emergency medical facility in Baganga, Davao Oriental. We are in need…

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Medical help and healthcare volunteers needed for victims of Typhoon Pablo/Bopha in Davao Oriental

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Colleagues in the medical profession, if you are available to help our brothers and sisters affected by the recent typhoon, Pablo/Bopha please enlist or volunteer tru your local PMA chapter or Red Cross. Red Cross (Davao City Chapter) and PMA-Southeastern Mindanao (Philippine Medical Association) is in need of volunteer operating room nurses, surgeons, anesthesiologists, orthopedic…

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Of headaches and coughs

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Once in a while I get a break from purely orthopedic stuff and wield a stethoscope as a “general practitioner”. I used to like the general medicine as a student but when clerkship bombarded me at least fifty patients a day giving nothing but prescriptions and prayers as “medicines”, I resigned myself to cutting it…

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Close call on rehabilitation

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In the past, I work closely with rehabilitation physician in the course of treating my patients.  Since I went into private practice  in the province though the lack of a Rehab physician in my area pushed me to learn and give rehabilitation regimens to my post op patients. What i discovered first was not really…

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