Posts From September, 2017

Web Log – September 2017 – Opioids and Surgery

As defined by Wikipedia, Opioids are substances that act on opioid receptors to produce morphine-like effects. Medically they are primarily used for pain relief, including anesthesia.  Commonly used legal ones are morophine and variations like oxycodone.  An illegal one is heroin.  Opioid addiction is now considered a national health emergency and opioid use is closely… Read More »

  • Posted on: Sep 7 2017
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Case of the Month – September 2017 – Lip laceration repair

The patient is a woman who sustained a full thickness / full height lip laceration.  This is a multi-layered repair, but was appropriately completed with the patient awake under a local anesthetic in the emergency department.  Key points are to repair the muscle layer that circles the mouth so that the lip functions well (you… Read More »

  • Posted on: Sep 7 2017
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