Clinical Pearls

Important information for the clinical setting


I'm always amazed when a patient walks into the emergency department 48 hours after an injury requesting sutures. What has this individual been doing for the past two days that prevented them from seeking treatment within a more traditional time frame? While this doesn't happen often, these...


What is an IUD?

IUD Birth Control Intrauterine Device (IUD) is a tiny T-shaped plastic device that is inserted into your uterus to prevent pregnancy. This is one of the most effective methods of birth control and inserted by a medical doctor, nurse practitioner...


When to consider joint injections

It is understood that some medical conditions may require joint injections, and there is the need to know when to consider this. One should at least know the proper technique for joint injection before going for it. We will briefly take a look at the definition of joint infection. Afterward, we...