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can we number joints like this?
Wed May 16, 2007 15:52

SKIN: Warm and dry without rash. She does have soft tissue swelling to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th metacarpophalangeal joints of the right hand. There is no laceration or bleeding.

why not? (nm)
Wed May 16, 2007 15:55

sounds great, especially if that is what he dictated. (nm)
Wed May 16, 2007 15:56

out as much as possible, la the BOS. nm
I do now, but my accounts want numerals rather than spelled
Wed May 16, 2007 15:56


but those are ordinals, and can be done either way. (nm)
Wed May 16, 2007 15:58

fingers w/2 joints in each (excluding knuckles)?
Am I confused? Doesn't the dictator mean 3rd, 4th, and 5th (nm)
Wed May 16, 2007 16:04

(sm) ~not the OP
there's only one MCP joint in each finger, so I'm assuming
Wed May 16, 2007 16:08

that the dictator meant the MCP joints of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th fingers.

Thanks for the link.
Yes, I'm definitely confused, among other things!! (nm)
Wed May 16, 2007 16:14

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