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.
Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. It may be a part of a disease, or it may be the disease itself. Here, test your knowledge of this troubling diagnostic challenge.
(AAOS 2014) A prospective registry study in the UK shows that for patients with all but the most severe knee OA, the most important gains from knee replacement surgery will be in pain rather than in physical function.
When is it time to refer your patient with low back pain to a specialist for possible spine surgery? How long should you give conservative measures a try? What symptoms signal the need for urgent care? In this video, Raymond Haroun, MD addresses these and other pressing questions.
Anxiety is even more common than depression among people who have arthritis, a new study has shown. Here to discuss the implications for diagnosis and treatment is Eilzabeth Lin MD, a family medicine physician who is a longstanding researcher in the field of depression and pain.
That's the question we put to Dr. Leigh Callahan, and in the next 10 minutes, she will address this important issue. Dr. Callahan has over 20 years of experience in arthritis and health outcomes research, and she was an arthritis epidemiologist at the CDC.