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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.

Your diagnosis?

Pain

The FDA has approved an abuse-resistant version of oxycodone, Targiniq ER.

The answer to this question has long been considered to be, "yes" and for what seem to be logical reasons related to the nature of chronic pain. But, where's the science to support the belief?

Necrobiosis

Put yourself to the test: This week’s quiz questions you about skin disease, diabetes, sarcoidosis, atrial flutter, and pain medications.

The study showed no long-term benefit of glucocorticoid injections for spinal stenosis, calling some preoperative insurance requirements into question.

Plenty for rheumatologists in NEJM this week: A deadly vasculitis, Phase 2 results for a new psoriatic arthritis drug, and a solution for constipation with opioids.

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

Tinnitus and hearing loss in HIV infection; allodynia in which pain conditions; aphthous ulcers. . . 5 questions here to challenge your diagnostic and clinical IQ.

sleep pain

The vicious cycle between pain, sleep loss, and depression comes clear in this set of infographics about presentations at a recent NIH symposium.

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