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Gout

Gout on one foot with Tophi on the other. Make sure you know if you patient is an over or under secretor before you begin on maintenance medication. #pa_moments #gout pamoments.com

Gout. Most common to the first metatarsal but can occur in any joint. Note the erythema and edema. It is also exquisitely tender to even light touch.
Tophi noted (large bump appearance) to the first metatarsal joint. Tophi occurs from multiple previous gout attacks.

PA skills and motherhood at it finest

Today, my son needed his bulbasaur (Pokémon) stuffy sewn. I’d rather use a sewing machine but I’ll take a few stabs at it by using my suturing skills. The simple running stitch was used in this superficial repair. And since I didn’t have my forceps I decided not do a non traditional knot tie by burying the thread underneath and going backwards.