From cradle to grave, musculoskeletal disorders are a fact of life for most. In this resource center, you'll find a range of image-based cases submitted by your peers that may help you help your patients make a speedy recovery.
For key facts and figures about musculoskeletal disorders, perhaps a surprise as the fourth leading diagnostic category in primary care, see the pages that follow.
Brief exposure to a variety of modifiable factors—physical and psychosocial—increases the risk of back pain.
While demonstrating his retro dance moves, a 31-year-old injures his knee doing “the Twist.” Now he can barely walk. Would you order an x-ray?
An occult fracture in the knee is most often a nondisplaced lateral tibial plateau fracture.
Chronic pain and psychological interventions, complex regional pain syndrome, spinal fractures and low back pain, acute gouty arthritis, Chiari I malformation, Dengue fever, erythema nodosum—a look at pain in its many shapes, sizes, and locations.
Rushing down a flight of hardwood stairs wearing socks lands a 38-year-old man on his back and then in the ED for evaluation of back pain that prohibits walking. Can you spot the problem on the x-ray?
Spinal fractures are most often the result of falls, motor vehicle accidents, or sports injuries. Lateral process fractures may occasionally be associated with renal injury.
Psoriatic arthritis can be treated with the new TNF-alpha inhibitor biologic drugs, etanercept, adalimumab, or infliximab.
Red face. Roseacea? Lupus? Sunburn? No, it's seborrheic dermatitis. Here's how to tell.
What physical and radiologic clues suggest that surgical replacement of the knee may be indicated? Here, Dr. Bill Walter, an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement, walks you through the details.