Ortho Dx

OrthoDx: Heel Pain in 12-Year-Old Boy

A 12-year-old boy presents with right heel pain that has been present for the past 6 weeks. He noticed the pain when he started soccer practice and the pain has become progressively worse since. Can you make the diagnosis?

OrthoDx: Deep Hip Pain

A 57-year-old woman presents with an 8-month history of posterior right buttock pain with no precipitating cause. The pain has been treated with corticosteroid injection with no relief. What is the most likely cause of her hip pain?

OrthoDx: Right Elbow Pain

A 32-year-old man presents with right elbow pain after falling on his outstretched right hand 2 days ago. What is the next best treatment option?

OrthoDx: Fall After Total Hip Arthroplasty

A 52-year-old man presents to the ED with severe right hip pain after falling while getting out of the pool 1 month after undergoing total hip arthroplasty. What is the best treatment for this patient?

OrthoDx: Chronic Hip Pain in Child

An 11-year-old girl presents with her parents complaining of severe right hip pain and difficulty walking. She denies having a known injury and the pain has progressively increased over the past 4 weeks. Can you diagnose this case?

OrthoDx: Bruising and Pain in Buttocks

A 42-year-old man presents with severe left buttock pain after lifting a heavy object in his garage 3 days ago. He has developed bruising in the left buttock area over the last day. What is the best treatment option for this patient?

OrthoDx: Firm Nodule on Palm of Hand

A 52-year-old woman presents to the office with a firm, painless nodule and cords affecting the third and fourth digits of her right hand. What is the best treatment option for this patient?

OrthoDx: Medial Compartment Knee Arthritis

A 55-year-old man presents to the office with a 1-year history of right knee pain. The patient reports a history of medial compartment knee arthritis. What would be your recommendation for arthroplasty: total or unicompartmental?

OrthoDx: Recurring Foot Pain

A 16-year-old high school basketball player presents to the office with a history of right foot pain. What is the best treatment option?

OrthoDx: Lateral Knee Pain

A 22-year-old man presents with lateral knee pain that has been present for the last month. What is the best physical test to diagnose this patient?
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