Sunday, November 22, 2015

This is not an apple

At the graduation, they presented me with a reproduction of a painting by René Magritte, Ceci n'est pas une pomme.

As the fellows recalled, we often use this painting to remind us that when we are looking at an x-ray, a CT scan or an MRI, we are not looking at the humerus, the glenoid or the rotator cuff. Rather we are looking at an image which incompletely and often inaccurately represents the object of interest. As in:

 Ceci n'est pas le sus-épineux

Be sure to visit "Ream and Run - the state of the art"  regarding this radically conservative approach to shoulder arthritis at this link.