In patients with lower back pain, red flag indicators may not be reliable at diagnosing spinal problems.
Tenderness over the hypothenar eminence, swelling and limited flexion also suggest fracture.
After a high-impact fall, a middle-aged firefighter presents with ecchymosis and fixed flexion in the right arm and hand.
A combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen can relieve chronic knee pain — including that caused by osteoarthritis — but at the cost of increased side effects, mainly GI bleeding.
A woman fractured her upper arm in a fall while exercising. A large osteolytic growth was discovered on x-ray.