A 42-Year-Old Woman with Sudden Hip Pain

A 42-Year-Old Woman with Sudden Hip Pain

The patient is a 48-year-old woman who has had hip pain since joining her two sons and husband in a backyard touch football game yesterday afternoon. In particular, she describes planting her foot and trying so duck her older son’s grasp. She reports it is especially uncomfortable when driving or sitting at her desk at work. View the images taken and consider what your next steps and a possible diagnosis would be.

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ECG Challenge: A 90-Year-Old Woman with Intermittent Lightheadedness

ECG Challenge: A 90-Year-Old Woman with Intermittent Lightheadedness

The patient is a 90-year-old woman who presents to urgent care with a 2-week history of intermittent lightheadedness. She denies syncope, chest pain, shortness of breath, diaphoresis, or focal neurological symptoms. Upon exam, you find: General: Alert and oriented X 3, sitting fully dressed in a chair Lungs: CTAB Cardiovascular: RRR without murmur, rub, or gallop Abdomen: Soft and NT, no pulsatile mass Ext: No peripheral edema, pulses are 2+ and equal in all extremities …

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