Ortho Dx

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?

OrthoDx: Jersey Finger

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

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?

OrthoDx: Thumb Dislocation in Child

A 9-year-old child presents with an obvious deformity to his right thumb that occurred while he was playing football. What is the best treatment option after reduction?

OrthoDx: Proximal Bicep Rupture

A 61-year-old man presents with bruising and deformity to his right biceps muscle that occurred 2 days ago. What is the best treatment option?

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?

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