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Ortho Dx: Flat footed with ankle, foot pain

A patient, aged 49 years, presented to the office with left foot and ankle pain for approximately two years. The patient noted he had been flat footed for quite some time. He stated most of his pain seemed to be in the medial and lateral ankle with occasional pain in the mid-foot. On exam, the…

Ortho Dx: Foot pain for 10 years

A patient, aged 54 years, presented to the office with right foot pain for approximately 10 years. The pain had worsened and the patient was unable to participate in martial arts because of it. On physical exam, the patient had enlargement of the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint, right greater than the left. The patient had…

Ortho Dx: Open fracture to the elbow

A patient, aged 53 years, presented to the emergency department with an open fracture to the distal one-third humerus. This case has been brought to you in partnership with the Journal of Orthopedics for Physician Assistants.

Ortho Dx: Deformity, pain in middle finger

A patient, aged 16 years, presented with pain and deformity of the right middle finger. He reported injuring the finger playing football two days prior. He was unable to extend the tip of his finger since the injury. On exam, a flexion deformity at the distal interphalangeal joint was found. The patient was unable to…

Ortho Dx: Sharp knee pain without injury

A patient, aged 56 years, presented with severe acute right knee pain without injury. The patient reported getting out of his car two days ago when he felt a sudden, sharp pain. He had not been able to extend or put weight on his knee since. This case has been brought to you in partnership…

Ortho Dx: Severe left elbow pain after playground fall

A patient, aged six years, presented to the ED with complaints of severe left elbow pain after a fall. The patient’s mother reported the patient fell onto his left arm from the playground monkey bars and hadn’t been able to move it since the injury a few hours earlier. On exam, the boy had swelling…

Ortho Dx: Severe pain, inability to bear weight on the knee

A 56-year-old patient presented to the emergency department with severe pain in his right leg and inability to bear weight after falling up the stairs. The patient denied any history of knee pain or functional loss before the fall. Radiographs were taken and were reported as normal without acute fractures by the attending radiologist. The…

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