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Ortho Dx

OrthoDx: Ankle Fracture After Fall

A 21-year-old man presents to the emergency department with severe right ankle pain and deformity. Radiographs appear to show an osteochondral lesion of the talus. Can you identify the fracture pattern?

OrthoDx: Mid-Back Pain After Kyphoplasty

A 90-year-old woman presents to the office 2 weeks after undergoing kyphoplasty for the treatment of vertebral compression at T12. The patient reports increasing mid-back pain and difficulty ambulating. What is the most likely diagnosis?
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OrthoDx: Ankle Pain After Motorcycle Accident

A 39-year-old woman presents to the ED with obvious valgus deformity to the ankle after a motorcycle accident. Anteroposterior radiograph of the talus neck shows a fracture and subtalar joint dislocation. What is the risk of developing osteonecrosis of the talus?

OrthoDx: Painful Hip in Runner

A 20-year-old woman presents to the office with a 6-month history of right hip pain. She is an avid runner and has been training for a marathon for the past year. What is the best diagnosis?
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OrthoDx: Meniscal Root Tear

A 34-year-old woman presents with right knee pain after twisting her knee while pushing a wheel barrel. What is the best treatment option?

OrthoDx: Injured MCL

A 26-year-old man presents with a 1-week history of left knee pain and instability. The injury occurred during a soccer game when an opponent collided with the outside of the patient’s knee. Can you make the diagnosis?right hip pain for the past 3 months. He works in construction and does a lot of bending and squatting but denies a known injury. Can you make the diagnosis?
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