Medical Transcription Word Board archived thread
I think I have confused myself here...
Mon Mar 12, 2007 23:45

he said: extensor digital longus tendon

I think it is extensor digitorum longus, but then I thought, no, wait, that's a muscle. but, is the tendon associated with that muscle called the same?

very awkward question, I know. bottom line: do I type "extensor digital longus tendon" or "extensor digitorum longus tendon"?

ie possessive. SM Margaret
You are astute. Doc is a dweeb; "digitorum" is the genitive
Mon Mar 12, 2007 23:49

What I am UNABLE to help you with, though, is evaluating whether it is better to use doc's wrong (non-Latin) word, or to correct it. (???)

giving me the courage to post my name again!!
margaret, you have complimented me twice tonight...almost (nm)
Mon Mar 12, 2007 23:50

ALMOST? (nm)
Mon Mar 12, 2007 23:53

one night, and now I am just "too shy."
I used to use my name a lot, but got REALLY slammed in here (nm
Mon Mar 12, 2007 23:57

I can understand. For strategy, SM
Tue Mar 13, 2007 00:04

I found it almost intolerably tough here when I first started. There is a "habit" of posting and answering here that takes a while to learn, regardless of what one's strengths/weaknesses are. Then there is a "phraseology" that works on the Board, where facial expressions and intonation are non-existent. There IS an advantage to one's learning for using a consistent moniker, and therefore becoming known for the types of strengths and weaknesses one has, rather than just remaining anonymous. But to reach the rewards of using a consistent moniker, my observation at least was that one needed a thick skin to endure the initiation.

I like knowing the names/monikers of those I am working with
Tue Mar 13, 2007 00:09

and thought it made this board feel more like a community to use my name. However, the night I still so painfully remember was such a negative experience for me that I have decided to remain anonymous a bit longer. I do have many strengths, and have discovered almost as many weaknesses, a thin skin being one of the latter. I enjoy being a helper and sometimes feel chagrined when I do it anonymously, but I think that until I can post my questions with a name, I just don't deserve to post my answers with one. Does that make sense to anybody, or am I just nuts?

Maybe pick a new moniker, sm
Tue Mar 13, 2007 00:11

and stick w/it for ?s and answers, just so the board doesn't have so many anons? It's hard to follow sometimes.

I will think of a new one. you're right. too many anons. (nm)
Tue Mar 13, 2007 00:14

We can get to know you all over again! :) nm
Tue Mar 13, 2007 00:15


I found my new moniker. It was a long ago nickname. (nm)
Tue Mar 13, 2007 00:19

glad to meet you! (Does Loluv have a story to it?) (nm)
Tue Mar 13, 2007 00:21

My best friend and I shared the same name. I was all about
Tue Mar 13, 2007 00:25

love and somewhat of a Beatlemaniac, so it was "luv". And, my baby sister had trouble saying my name and it came out kind of like "lowuh", hence: Loluv.

(cool! :-) (nm)
Tue Mar 13, 2007 00:28

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