Ortho Dx

OrthoDx: Flexor Sheath Ganglion

A 58-year-old woman who knits presents with complaints of a pea-sized mass on the thumb side of her left wrist, which has caused mild pain. What is the best treatment option?

OrthoDx: Talus Osteonecrosis

A 38-year-old woman presents with right ankle pain. The patient has been on high-dose corticosteroids following brain surgery. What is the best treatment option?

OrthoDx: Unstable Burst Fractures

A 56-year-old man presents to the emergency department with severe lower back pain after a fall. He denies any weakness or numbness in his lower extremities but does have pain to palpation over the L1 region of his spine with moderate paraspinous spasm. What is the best treatment option?

OrthoDx: Thoracic Compression Fracture

A 65-year-old man presents with a thoracic compression fracture at T11 that he believes was caused by a fall on his icy driveway. What is the real cause of the compression fracture?
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OrthoDx: Edema in Lower Leg

A 65-year-old construction worker who underwent a total knee replacement presents with knee and lower extremity edema. What is the likely diagnosis?

OrthoDx: Ankle Fracture in Teen

A 15-year-old teenager presents with left ankle pain after twisting his ankle on a hike. He is unable to put weight on the ankle. What is the most likely diagnosis?
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