Orthopaedics

Researchers doubt accuracy of red flags to detect spinal malignancy

Researchers doubt accuracy of red flags to detect spinal malignancy

In patients with lower back pain, red flag indicators may not be reliable at diagnosing spinal problems.

When a patient falls, the pain 
indicates dislocation

When a patient falls, the pain 
indicates dislocation

Tenderness over the hypothenar eminence, swelling and limited flexion also suggest fracture.

Acute onset of pain and a noncompressible area in the anterior forearm

Acute onset of pain and a noncompressible area in the anterior forearm

After a high-impact fall, a middle-aged 
firefighter presents with ecchymosis and fixed flexion in the right arm and hand.

Pain relievers may increase bleeding

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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 running accident leads to the discovery of a humeral lesion

A running accident leads to the discovery of a humeral lesion

A woman fractured her upper arm in a fall while exercising. A large osteolytic growth was discovered on x-ray.

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