Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Getting on Their Level

Today we were in ortho clinic and Dr. Boots was consulting a middle aged man with chronic shoulder pain.

We took his history (frequent disclocations and subluxations, as well as limited range of motion) and then asked him what he did for a living. He was a computer guy, an I.T manager.

Doc Boots explained the problem with his rotator cuff muscles, his glenoid labrum, what surgery he might need, risks, etc. The patient looked slightly overwhelmed and confused. Boots paused...

What I am trying to say is...your shoulder is running Windows 97 my friend. It needs a serious overhaul. 

The patient informed us he was an 'apple man' to which Boots replied, exactly.


EMT GFP said...

Hahahahahah! Awesome!

Unknown said...

An IT guy who isn't in Linux land?? I am stunned. Stunned I tell you.