Update from the Jackson Hole Correspondent
Our Jackson Hole Correspondent sends this update:
Week One complete in God's Country -
I am doing my orthopaedic rotation with Heidi Jost, M.D. at Teton Orthopaedics. She specialized in the hand, wrist, ankle, and foot. Her and her partners have been more than willing to invite me to surgical cases and patient visits to show me interesting pathology. This is one BUSY group. I would have thought that winter would be their busiest time of the year, but apparently July-September is their busiest due to the tourist factor. I have been on call since Thursday, and have seen some displaced distal radius and tib/fib fractures. The tib/fib repair is pretty gruesome. An intermedullary (within the bone marrow) rod is literally pounded into the drilled-out marrow of the tibia for repair, and the site around the fracture is secured with screws. That fracture has to hurt
like a son of a bitch.
Haven't had a lot of time to screw around yet. I hiked the weekend before this rotation started, and shot the picture below from the summit (8,005 ft) of
The people of
More to come...