Ortho Dx

Ortho Dx: Pain over the lateral midfoot

Ortho Dx: Pain over the lateral midfoot

The pain is located over the lateral midfoot, and the patient has tenderness to palpation over an apparent ossicle adjacent ...

Ortho Dx: Ankle stabilization

Ortho Dx: Ankle stabilization

On examination, the patient has an increased anterior drawer test and slight talar tilt of the left ankle. Radiographs of ...

Ortho Dx: A nondisplaced fracture through a radiolucent lesion

Ortho Dx: A nondisplaced fracture through a radiolucent lesion

Examination of a patient presenting with finger pain finds tenderness to the distal phalanx without deformity. Radiographs show a nondisplaced ...

Ortho Dx: Thigh pain 2 years after hip replacement surgery

Ortho Dx: Thigh pain 2 years after hip replacement surgery

A 65-year-old postal worker who had total hip replacement surgery 2 years ago notices pain in his thigh over the ...

Ortho Dx: A humerus fracture after a bike accident

Ortho Dx: A humerus fracture after a bike accident

A 19-year-old woman is thrown over the handlebars of her bicycle during an accident and lands on her elbow. Radiographs ...

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