Listen to an excerpt from our latest member lesson covering questions for a patient who injured their knee while skiing. 

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Lesión de Rodilla

2:13

Lesionar, herir
To injure

¿Cómo se lesionó la rodilla?
How did you injure your knee?

To express an action that occurs on one’s own body (e.g. breaking a bone, injuring a joint, washing your hands), we use a reflexive verb with a definite article (el,la) before the part of the body.

Se le zafó el esquí 

3:10

¿Se le zafó / desprendió / salió el esquí?
¿Did your ski come off?

In the above question, we use the ACCIDENTAL SE, where the ski is the subject of the verb describing the accidente (SE ZAFÓ EL ESQUÍ), and LE refers to the patient, to whom the accident occurred. 

Zafarse, desprenderse, salirse
To come off

Anticoagulantes

4:32

¿Está tomando algún anticoagulante? (más común)
¿Está tomando algún diluyente de sangre?
Are you taking a blood thinner?


This module is based on phrases and questions suggested by one of our members, an ER doc named Laila Powers. !Gracias a Laila! Y gracias a mis profesores de español, Elizabet Cortez de Guatemala y Gloria Becerril de México, who helped me to translate and record the questions and phrases in Spanish. 

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