A 45-Year-Old Man with Thumb Pain After a Fall

A 45-Year-Old Man with Thumb Pain After a Fall

The patient is a 45-year-old man who presents as your first patient of the day, with thumb pain after taking a fall in the middle of the night. He tripped walking to the bathroom and tried to catch himself on the doorknob as he went down. His pain worsens with movement or when he tries to grip anything.             View the image taken and consider what your diagnosis and next steps would be.

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A 40-Year-Old Man with Cough and Fever During the COVID-19 Pandemic

A 40-Year-Old Man with Cough and Fever During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The patient is a 40-year-old man who presents with cough and fever. Living and working in New York City as cases of COVID-19 were on a steep incline, he acknowledges multiple exposures to individuals who could have been infected with the virus. Similarly, he reports that a close friend had the flu recently. View the x-ray and consider what your diagnosis and next steps would be.

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A 65-Year-Old Female with Hip Pain After a Stumble

A 65-Year-Old Female with Hip Pain After a Stumble

The Case The patient is a 65-year-old woman who presents with pain in her left hip after stumbling down the last step of her front stoop. Her daughter, who witnessed the incident, reports that her mother did not fall and insists she “didn’t even land that hard” on her left leg. Review the image taken and consider what our diagnosis and next steps would be.

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