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We’ve moved

Just a short post to say that Dundee Bones is now closed on this site and we’ve closed down comments.

If you are a student or staff member in the Medical School at Dundee please visit our new site to keep up to date with news and access learning resources in the musculoskeletal system.


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2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 9,400 times in 2010. That’s about 23 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 50 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 87 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 38mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was February 17th with 213 views. The most popular post that day was More bones for Thursday.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were Private networks, dundeeprn.com, dundeechest.com, en.wordpress.com, and michael-jackson-secret-exposed.xpac.info.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for dundee bones, dundeebones, dundee bones blog, carpal bones, and dundeebones.com.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


More bones for Thursday February 2010


Ask DundeeBones February 2010


About DundeeBones December 2009


Mnemonics In Orthopaedics February 2010


Test yersel February 2010

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Welcome back to DundeeBones

DundeeBones is starting up again after the summer break and is ready for this year’s 4th year students for revision.
The posts contain info on core clinical problems, anatomy, x-ray interpretation and SAQs.  So…take the chance to look a round the Blog to find topics of interest for revision.
The Blog will be undergoing a substantial overhaul shortly as we migrate to a site within BlackBoard. This will give us the chance to post videos of joint examination technique as well as recently produced virtual patient scenarios.
Don’t forget if you have any orthopaedic questions, just ask DundeeBones! 

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Topic: Complications of Fractures

1 B – compartment syndrome
2 A – ulnar nerve injury
3 G – osteomyelitis
4 E – avascular necrosis
5 D – deep venous thrombosis
6 I – pneumothorax

Topic: Treatment options in Fracture Management

1 D – dynamic hip screw
2 K – hemiarthoplasty
3 A – collar & cuff
4 B – open reduction & internal fixation
5 G – tension band wiring
6 E – intramedullar nailing
7 J – below elbow cast

Topic: Common Disorders of the Hand

1 F – trigger finger
2 B – dupuytren’s contracture
3 C – ganglion
4 A – carpal tunnel syndrome
5 E – pulp space infection

Topic: The Painful Knee

1 C – anterior cruciate injury
2 F – pre-patellar bursitis
3 H – rheumatoid arthritis
4 E – medial meniscal tear

Topic: Childhood Disorders

1 A – SUFE
2 G – perthe’s disease
3 F – transient synovitis
4 B – septic arthritis
5 D – developmental dysplasia of the hip

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Thanks for a good time!

Mr DundeeBones is taking a break for a few days but the Blog will still be here.

I’d  like to take up some of the suggestions you made today but it will take a while to get more SAQs together.  There’s also a chance that the platform for DundeeBones will be changing and that should make posting to the site easier.

Thanks to  everyone who has commented, contributed or asked questions – –and especially for all the feedback after today’s  lecture.

More X-rays after the weekend.

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Have your say during the 12MD summing up  lecture tomorrow.  Audience response system will be used to see what you all think as a class. 

Also time for your individual personal responses and opinions.

Would an on-going, constantly growing, regularly updated DundeeBones be of any  use later in the year?/ next year? / when you are on  4th year orthopaedic placements? / if you are lonely?

Come along to  tell us what Mr DundeeBones mean to you tomorrow.

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A leg injury from Chile


This case has been provided by an orthopaedic  colleague from Santiago, Chile, who is studying at the University at the moment.

The series of pdf pages reads from p5 – p1 so scroll down to the end and then read the progression of this injury in reverse page order.

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