Putting a pharma fridge magnet to good use

PROFESSIONAL lateral thinker and GP Dr Andrew Montanari of Tamworth, NSW, makes full use of those esoteric plastic offerings from pharmaceutical companies.

A man presented with metal fragments in his knee, months after hammering steel, and Dr Montanari was about the refer him for subcutaneous foreign body removal under x-ray guidance.

But inspiration intervened and instead, he reached towards the vaccine fridge to grab a pharmaceutically branded fridge magnet.

The magnet tented the skin nicely and guided exactly the subsequent point of incision.