The Medical Transcriptionist Gets Stumped – Harmonic Scalpel

The Medical Transcriptionist Gets Stumped – Harmonic Scalpel

It's hard being a medical transcriptionist sometimes!  What do YOU think is the proper way to document this surgical tool?  According to our Facebook survey, medical transcriptionists have several opinions, and so do their sources.  Add your opinion (and rationale) to the comments below. Harmonic Scalpel? Stedman's Surgical and Equipment Words votes here (two different »

Milk of Magnesia or milk of magnesia?

Milk of Magnesia or milk of magnesia?

We started the discussion on Facebook during our launch month, February 2013. Read the Facebook discussion here.     Our Facebook experts concentrated on a few things, some things we know as medical transcriptionists, capitalize brand names in drugs.  This begs the next question.  Is Milk of Magnesia a brand name? Drugs.com says yes. Click »

Pertrochanteric versus peritrochanteric

Pertrochanteric versus peritrochanteric

Pertrochanteric versus peritrochanteric. Okay, investigative MTs!  While this is sometimes a fun part of the job, it doesn't pay much, digging around for answers.  But, here's some puzzling stuff. I ran across this my own little self awhile ago.  Had never seen (or noticed) the word "pertrochanteric."  Thought it was a typo for peritrochanteric hip »