Ortho Dx

Ortho Dx: A painful ring finger

Ortho Dx: A painful ring finger

A 72-year-old man presents with pain and stiffness in his right hand. The pain is worse in his fingers, especially ...

Ortho Dx: New compression fractures in an elderly man

Ortho Dx: New compression fractures in an elderly man

A 79-year-old man presents with increasing thoracolumbar pain and difficulty straightening his back. He denies having radiating pain down the ...

Ortho Dx: Arthritis of the knee

Ortho Dx: Arthritis of the knee

A 58-year-old woman presents with left knee pain of several months’ duration. She had a left knee arthroscopic lateral meniscectomy ...

Ortho Dx: Back pain and loss of bladder control

Ortho Dx: Back pain and loss of bladder control

A 65-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with acute chronic back pain and lower extremity weakness. She has also ...

Ortho Dx: Swelling and pain in the knee

Ortho Dx: Swelling and pain in the knee

An 18-year-old male presents 1 week after sustaining a patella dislocation while playing football. He says that he fell awkwardly ...

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