A patient is asked to follow up for care but does not, and severe cellulitis develop
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common problems encountered in primary care, and conservative treatment can improve patients' quality of life.
After a fall on an outstretched hand, wrist injuries are common, but ligament tears should also be considered in adults.
Obese adolescents have an increased risk of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE).
A man tells the orthopedics clinic staff about odd sensations in his hand a week after a car accident.
Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy does not improve degenerative medial meniscus tear symptoms in patients without knee osteoarthritis.
Learn what factors distort the waves used in scanning procedures when metal is present.
Research on the relationship between footwear and injury rates is limited. A switch to a minimalist shoe or barefoot running should be done gradually.
A teenager complains of pain in the left wrist, yet manifests no localized swelling and exhibits symmetric bilateral range of motion.
Why are individuals with diabetes especially prone to developing frozen shoulder?
Short of banning trampoline sales, installing a protective net can help reduce the risk for devastating neck injuries.
Physical therapy associated with functional improvements similar to surgery for patients with meniscal tear and knee osteoarthritis.
Accurate identification, assessment and evaluation of concussions will enable clinicians to determine when it is safe for young athletes to return to competition.
What is a good screening test for evaluation of closed head injury?
Hydromorphone for postoperative pain does not appear to increase delirium in elderly patients having hip fracture surgery.
A girl with scoliosis returns to the clinic complaining of ankle pain.
Are dual-energy x ray absorptiometry scans safe for patients taking anti-seizure medication?
The National Institutes of Health noted that there is enough scientific evidence of acupuncture's efficacy to warrant its use in certain clinical situations.
Could a patient's anterior thigh pain signify osteosarcoma?
Ongoing research and new developments hold promise for altering osteoarthritis and go beyond simply treating the symptoms.
Can vitamin D deficiency play a role in post-fracture pain?
These women experienced debilitating pain episodes that challenged even the most knowledgeable clinicians. You can learn from their case histories.
Ruling out pes planus can help avoid unnecessary prescriptions and referrals.
Are there any studies that confirm effective calcium absorption when the patient is taking long-term proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) along with oral calcium?
Is it safe to restart osteoporosis medications in patients with stage 5 chronic kidney disease?
A patient presents to the emergency department complaining of pain that originated over the distal tip of the digit.
Tenderness over the hypothenar eminence, swelling and limited flexion also suggest fracture.
Cast saws can be terrifying for children. An orthopedic physician assistant shares a tip to help ease pediatric patient's fear.
After a high-impact fall, a middle-aged firefighter presents with ecchymosis and fixed flexion in the right arm and hand.
A woman fractured her upper arm in a fall while exercising. A large osteolytic growth was discovered on x-ray.
A clinician offers a useful mnemonic device to help prevent falls in older patients.
Are there any common nutritional deficiencies associated with osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and gout?
Chronic inflammation can lead to a calcaneal spur at the base of the heel bone.
This painful disease greatly impacts the daily lives of those who suffer from it. Diagnosis, treatment, and lifestyle modification can ease long-term effects
Tragedy strikes when a clinician signs an athlete's release form without waiting for test results.
Mild hypertrichosis and hyperpigmentation of the face were also noted, and plasma porphyrins were grossly elevated.
Be sure to consult guidelines from the National Osteoporosis Foundation for advice on optimizing calcium and vitamin D intake and reducing fall risk.
What is the mechanism of action of teriparatide, the new parathyroid hormone (PTH) analog being used for the treatment of osteoporosis?
The boy had no history of pain, rapid growth, or trauma-associated local or systemic abnormalities.
At what T-score and patient age does the benefit of bisphosphonate therapy outweigh the risk?
Seen primarily in individuals older than age 50 years, this inflammatory disorder is characterized by headache, jaw pain, and vision difficulties.
Falls can lead to hip fracture and head injury and can raise the risk of early death. Fortunately, this public-health problem is largely preventable.
Nothing offered more than temporary relief for the aching, constant pain, which was unaccompanied by other symptoms.
Was the school clinician to blame for not keeping him from playing after he suffered a head injury?
Since quinine is no longer safe, what alternatives are there?
Left untreated, these childhood conditions could have lasting effects. Our experts explain three of the most common hip disorders you'll see.
A football pro sues his team's doctor and physician assistant after repeat concussions sideline his promising career.
Oral rivaroxaban is more effective than subcutaneous enoxaparin for reducing risk of symptomatic deep venous thrombosis (DVT) after total knee arthroplasty.