Thursday, November 12, 2009

Confusion created by Acronyms

A trauma surgeon and MD physician were chatting over Yahoo messenger. The MD wanted to know about latest treatment for his child's bow leg deformity. The chat sequence went thus:
MD: It was following RTA. Failed to detect early.
Ortho: RTA! And you didnot take an Xray that time?
MD: No, we took Xray only after noting the bowing.
Ortho: What about the normal leg; Is there gross disparity?
MD: No, it's bilaterally the same.
Ortho: What bilateral bow legs following Road Traffic Accident (RTA)?!!!!
MD: No, following Renal Tubular Acidosis (RTA)...... Ha ha ha

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