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For 2 months, a 29-year-old man had pain and circular, soft swelling over the anterior left knee, superficial to the patellar ligament. Pain was minimal and associated with extension and flexion. He had been employed laying floor tile for 10 years.

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Would you consider oral steroids for a patient with acute radiculopathy due to a herniated disc? What's the clinical evidence of benefit?

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The 35-year-old man is a new patient for you. He says he was given Vicodin when he had a similar injury a number of years ago. How do you proceed?

The child’s episodic tantrum-like behavior and crying was only briefly soothed. Watch the video—is there a clue here to a diagnosis?

NSAIDs may impair fertility in women with mild musculoskeletal pain. Damage is reversible once NSAIDs are discontinued, according to a new study.

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When are antiviral drugs appropriate to treat "shingles" and what is the first-line treatment for post-infection pain?

Is this pruritic lesion just unsightly, or is it indicative of a dangerous condition? Test your acumen in this quiz.

The child is alert and able to speak. Physical examination reveals abdominal contusions and inguinal lacerations. The abdomen is distended and painful to the touch. Watch the video, review the history, and make your diagnosis.

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