Idiot’s (Me) Guide to MRI

Whenever the Neurology team comes down and starts asking for special MRI scans with T2-this and gadolinium that, my eyes usually glaze over. So here’s a very brief guide to MRI’s. Very brief. General Principles The MRI works by applying a magnetic field to the body. This magnetic field aligns the protons in water nuclei. Next, external

Jones Fractures

by Doug Bartels THE PATIENT A 24-year-old male presents to the emergency department one hour after suffering a forefoot adduction ankle injury while playing flag football.  The lateral side of his right foot is painful and he is having a hard time walking due to the pain.  On exam, the base of his 5th metatarsal