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OrthoDx: Mid-Back Pain After Kyphoplasty

A 90-year-old woman presents to the office 2 weeks after undergoing kyphoplasty for the treatment of vertebral compression at T12. The patient reports increasing mid-back pain and difficulty ambulating. What is the most likely diagnosis?

talus fracture

OrthoDx: Ankle Pain After Motorcycle Accident

A 39-year-old woman presents to the ED with obvious valgus deformity to the ankle after a motorcycle accident. Anteroposterior radiograph of the talus neck shows a fracture and subtalar joint dislocation. What is the risk of developing osteonecrosis of the talus?

OrthoDx: Painful Hip in Runner

A 20-year-old woman presents to the office with a 6-month history of right hip pain. She is an avid runner and has been training for a marathon for the past year. What is the best diagnosis?

OrthoDx: Injured MCL

A 26-year-old man presents with a 1-week history of left knee pain and instability. The injury occurred during a soccer game when an opponent collided with the outside of the patient’s knee. Can you make the diagnosis?right hip pain for the past 3 months. He works in construction and does a lot of bending and squatting but denies a known injury. Can you make the diagnosis?

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