Case Studies

DermDx: Patchy Rash on Chest

A 51-year-old man presents seeking consultation for a rash that has waxed and waned in intensity for approximately 3 years.

DermDx: Pigskin-Like Rash on Neck

A 5-year-old Hispanic girl is evaluated for a growth on her neck. Her parents state that the lesion has been present since birth and continues to increase in size proportionate to her growth.

OrthoDx: Flexor Tendon and Digital Nerve Laceration

A 16-year-old teenager presents to the office after sustaining a laceration to his left ring finger. Examination finds very limited flexion of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint and no active flexion of the distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint.

OrthoDx: Repeated Shoulder Dislocations

A 30-year-old electrician presents with recurrent right shoulder pain and instability after undergoing a Bankart repair 3 years ago. Recent MRI reveals a moderate Hill-Sachs lesion. What is the best treatment option?

DermDx: Flesh-Colored Lesion Above Lip

A 57-year-old woman requests removal of a small flesh-colored lesion above her lip, which she reports has been present for several years. What is the most likely diagnosis?

OrthoDx: Jersey Finger

A 13-year-old boy presents 1 week after injuring his finger while playing basketball. What is the best treatment option?

DermDx: Growth on Finger

A 50-year-old man requests removal of a growth on his finger that was unsuccessfully treated at another practice with liquid nitrogen. What is the likely diagnosis?

OrthoDx: Ankle Fracture

A 36-year-old man presents to the emergency department with severe right leg pain after falling off the top of an 8-foot ladder. Radiographs are taken. What is the best treatment option?

DermDx: Growth on Neck

A 76-year-old woman presents for removal of a growth on her neck that was first noted 2 months ago. Can you make the diagnosis?

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