Ortho Dx

OrthoDx: Knee Pain After Impact Injury

A 22-year-old woman presents to the office with severe right knee pain. She notes that she was struck in the knee by her sprinting dog. Since the injury, she is having severe pain when weight-bearing on the right leg. What is the best treatment option?

OrthoDx: Knee Pain From Football Injury

A 15-year-old patient presents to an urgent care facility with left knee pain after striking his knee on a cement wall while playing football. What is the next best treatment option?

OrthoDx: Groin Pain in Hockey Player

A 21-year-old hockey player presents with a 6-month history of left groin pain. He has been able to play through the pain until he recently aggravated the injury during a game. What is the best treatment option?

OrthoDx: Shoulder Pain With Raised Arm

A 48-year-old man presents with left shoulder pain that has been present for 3 months. The patient notes that the pain is worse when reaching over his head. What is the most likely cause of his pain?

OrthoDx: Knee Pain Following Sports

A 14-year-old athlete presents to the office with a 6-month history of left knee pain. She describes feeling a catching and popping sensation when she runs. What is the most likely diagnosis?

OrthoDx: Shoulder Injury

A 75-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with severe right shoulder pain after a fall earlier in the day. Anteroposterior radiograph of the right shoulder shows a comminuted fracture of the proximal humerus. What is the best treatment course?

OrthoDx: Severe Left Leg Pain

A 55-year-old man presents with severe left-sided leg pain that has been present for 3 months. The patient notes he hurt his back while doing lawn work 4 months earlier; since then, the pain has worsened. What is the most likely diagnosis?

OrthoDx: Ankle Sprain or Salter-Harris Injury?

An 11-year-old boy presents with left ankle pain after twisting his ankle while playing basketball 2 days earlier. He has pain and swelling in the ankle and is having trouble bearing weight on that side. Can you make the diagnosis?

OrthoDx: Painful Stiff Knee

A 65-year-old man presents with right knee pain and fullness behind the knee that has been present for the past 3 months. What is the next best step in treatment?

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