Case Studies

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?

DermDx: Extremely Itchy Rash

A 31-year-old woman of Middle Eastern descent is referred for evaluation of a rash affecting her upper back and lower legs, which she describes as incessant and severe. Can you make a 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?

DermDx: Hair and Nail Changes

A 38-year-old African man is referred for evaluation of localized areas of hair loss accompanied by nail changes. What is the most likely diagnosis?

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?

DermDx: Seasonal Rash

A 40-year-old woman presents with an itchy rash first noted 1 week ago that occurs every year mid-spring. What is the most likely diagnosis?

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?

DermDx: Itchy Blisters on Shins

A 15-year-old adolescent presents to the clinic for evaluation and treatment of scattered blisters on both legs. The blisters were first noted 5 days ago. Can you diagnose this condition?

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?

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