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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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Best practices make a strong case against prescribing benzodiazepines for chronic pain patients taking opioids. But are we following best practices?

Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy affects nearly half of adult cancer patients; a new review finds that there is currently no way to predict who will be affected.

Synovitis predates and is associated with the development of radiographic osteoarthritis, new findings suggest. Treating synovitis in knee OA may help reduce disease progression and relieve symptoms. Details here.

Psychiatrists should be playing a key role in end-of-life decisions as well as, not coincidentally, in pain management.

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.

A new study found that alcohol was involved in more than 20% of both opioid- and benzodiazepine-related deaths reported to the Drug Abuse Warning Network in 2010.

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