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Ortho Dx: Is this a patella alta or a patella baja?

Ortho Dx: Is this a patella alta or a patella baja?

A 31-year-old woman trips on the stairs, and her knee strikes a railing. She has been unable to bear weight ...

Image of the Week: Which malignancy is the greatest risk for this patient?

Image of the Week: Which malignancy is the greatest risk for this patient?

A 60-year-old woman presents with a new nonpruritic rash and muscle weakness. Her condition is associated with an increased risk ...

Derm Dx: Ptosis following an outpatient cosmetic procedure

Derm Dx: Ptosis following an outpatient cosmetic procedure

A 54-year-old man presents with a 2-week history of a drooping eyelid. He is taking finasteride and underwent an outpatient ...

Ortho Dx: A teenager falls off his friend's shoulders

Ortho Dx: A teenager falls off his friend's shoulders

A 16-year-old male injures his shoulder falling off the shoulders of a friend. He has had shoulder pain since the ...

Derm Dx: Progressive discoloration of the buttocks

Derm Dx: Progressive discoloration of the buttocks

A 53-year-old woman presents with dusky red, slightly indurated, well-demarcated plaques on the buttocks. The condition is asymptomatic but of ...

Image of the Week: A striking skin abnormality since birth

Image of the Week: A striking skin abnormality since birth

A 15-year-old boy presents with rough, corrugated plaques on his hands, wrist, feet, and ankles that has worsened over the ...

Ortho Dx: Chronic lower back pain after traumatic fall

Ortho Dx: Chronic lower back pain after traumatic fall

After recovering well from a T12 compression fracture that resulted from a fall 5 years ago, a 42-year-old man’s back ...

Image of the Week: Which drug might prevent this condition?

Image of the Week: Which drug might prevent this condition?

Following a myocardial infarction and coronary stent implantation, a 63-year-old man has an increased white blood cell count, an enlarged ...

Derm Dx: A pimple that didn't stop growing

Derm Dx: A pimple that didn't stop growing

A 44-year-old man presents with a 3-year history of what he calls a "pimple that didn't stop growing." He admits ...

Ortho Dx: Can you see the radiographic finding that indicates the diagnosis?

Ortho Dx: Can you see the radiographic finding that indicates the diagnosis?

After a rollover car accident, a 29-year-old man cannot move his shoulder. Imaging scans show a posterior shoulder dislocation.

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