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That’s gotta hurt!

Friday, 26. June 2009 10:31

What Is a Comminuted Fracture?

A comminuted fracture is a fracture in which the bone involved in the fracture is broken into several pieces. At least three separate pieces of bone must be present for a fracture to be classified as comminuted. This type of fracture often involves crushing or splintering of the bone, and it can occur anywhere along the length of the bone. A comminuted fracture can occur as the result of tremendous force, such as a car accident or a severe fall. (or Rugby!)

What does it look like?

Clavicle X-Ray with Fractured Clavicle Highlighted

Clavicle X-Ray with Fractured Clavicle Highlighted

The x-ray shows the left shoulder with the ribs at the left edge of the picture and the left arm at the right edge of the picture. The red and blue sections are the clavicle and should form a single straight line, not two overlapping pieces with pointy ends.

Any other questions?

Category:General | Comments Off | Autor: Erica

I Think My Name is Cristina

Tuesday, 9. June 2009 10:40

Shhh. Don’t tell anybody.

Joe works in Sophia-Antipolis. The city is basically an industrial park and every year they sponsor the Jeux de Sophia where the companies can put forth athletes to compete is a range of activities from cross country running to swimming to…. Ultimate Frisbee.

For Ultimate Frisbee, the teams are supposed to have two women on the team and one woman has to be on the field at all times. Joe’s team was having a hard time finding women so he asked me about a month ago if I’d play with them.

Me: Sure.

Joe: Really?!?

Me: Yeah, why not?

Joe usually asks me to do things like run a 10k (I’m not ready for that) or, the latest, to participate in the Raid de Mougins (a 2-day adventure race which I was also not ready for). Since my first response to those requests is generally “No,” I think he was pretty surprised when I said “Yes” this time.

My name is Cristina because, technically, I am supposed to work at Joe’s company in order to participate in the games.

Now, I’ve never played Ultimate Frisbee and I had a vision of tossing the frisbee around, maybe trying to hit something with it. Kind of a frisbee golf–type activity. I did not really picture all the running, lunging and jumping that is involved in this game. I had no idea. I also didn’t picture my whole team switching out after a point was scored because they had replacements, but I had to stay on the field the whole time because I was the only woman on the team.

After our first match, I was certain that I would have to be carried to my car, maybe even driven home, by the time we were done with all four matches. My only saving grace on that one was that the woman on the other team also didn’t have a replacement so she was running around the whole time like I was. That team was pretty good and we ended up losing at the final point.

The second game was much easier. We won it pretty handily.

The third game was even easier since our opponent didn’t show up. For some reason we played amongst ourselves anyways. I was all for sitting down and resting, but instead I tried to take it easy while still playing.

We won the fourth match, too. The tournament continues on Saturday which is unfortunate because I won’t be able to make it (I had made that clear from the beginning — I’ve got a dance rehearsal). Joe’s coworkers are now scrambling to try and find another woman so that they can continue playing.

Joe is also competing in Rugby (because he is insane). I’ll post some pictures from their tournament this Sunday.

Category:France, General | Comments Off | Autor: Erica