A 5-Year-Old with Foot Pain of Unknown Origin

A 5-Year-Old with Foot Pain of Unknown Origin

A father brings his 5-year-old son to your urgent care center with a primary complaint of pain in his right foot. There was no report of trauma or injury. Dad has noticed the boy limping for the past few days and he points to the right foot. You note swelling in the midfoot area. The boy’s pain is evident as he walks with a limp and has tenderness in the area of swelling on the …

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A 32-Year-Old Male with Pain After Dropping a 20-Pound Weight on his Finger

A 32-Year-Old Male with Pain After Dropping a 20-Pound Weight on his Finger

The patient is a 32-year-old man who presents with pain over the distal phalanx of the middle finger after dropping a 20-pound weight on his finger while constructing a home gym set-up. The skin is unbroken, but pain is evident upon palpation over the distal phalanx of the middle finger. Neurovascular status is intact.               View the image taken (Figure 1) and consider what your diagnosis and next steps would be. Resolution of the case …

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A 28-Year-Old Boxer with Wrist Pain After a Bout

A 28-Year-Old Boxer with Wrist Pain After a Bout

The patient is a 28-year-old male with right wrist pain after a boxing match. He reports that he felt “a pop” and immediate pain along the ulnar aspect of his wrist after throwing a punch. He has no past medical history and takes no medications.               View the x-ray taken and consider what your diagnosis and next steps would be. Resolution of the case is described on the next page.

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A 43-Year-Old Man with a Cough, Body Aches, and Fever

A 43-Year-Old Man with a Cough, Body Aches, and Fever

The patient is a 43-year-old man who presents with a cough and a general complaint of “body aches” that began “a few weeks ago.” He denies sick contacts or symptoms associated with COVID-19, other than a temperature of 100.4⁰F that precipitated his visit your urgent care center. View the x-ray taken and consider what your diagnosis and next steps would be.

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A 3-Year-Old Boy with Trouble Walking Due to Right Foot Pain

A 3-Year-Old Boy with Trouble Walking Due to Right Foot Pain

The patient is a 3-year-old boy whose mother brings him to your urgent care center, reporting that her son has to be coaxed to stand and to walk because he says his foot hurts. She is not aware of any injury, or possible mechanism of injury. You observe that the boy is limping.             Review the x-ray taken and consider what your diagnosis and next steps would be.

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