Diagnosis & Disease Information

OrthoDx: Unstable Burst Fractures

A 56-year-old man presents to the emergency department with severe lower back pain after a fall. He denies any weakness or numbness in his lower extremities but does have pain to palpation over the L1 region of his spine with moderate paraspinous spasm. What is the best treatment option?

OrthoDx: Thoracic Compression Fracture

A 65-year-old man presents with a thoracic compression fracture at T11 that he believes was caused by a fall on his icy driveway. What is the real cause of the compression fracture?

OrthoDx: Ankle Fracture in Teen

A 15-year-old teenager presents with left ankle pain after twisting his ankle on a hike. He is unable to put weight on the ankle. What is the most likely diagnosis?

OrthoDx: Humeral Shaft Fracture

A 33-year-old man presents to the emergency department with a humeral shaft fracture after a motorcycle accident 2 hours earlier. What is the best treatment option?

OrthoDx: Elbow Injury in Gymnast

A 13-year-old girl presents with a right elbow injury after a fall during gymnastics practice. She is unable to move her arm. What is the next best treatment plan?

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