Images Challenge

An 18-year-old female presents to your urgent care center complaining of sudden-onset, sharp chest pain. She denies any trauma. View the image taken and consider your next steps, along with possible diagnoses.Read More
A 42-year-old male presents to urgent care complaining of shoulder pain. He notes that the pain is not new—he’s been living with it for several years—but in recent weeks he’s noticed it is growing more severe, especially with motion. View the image taken and consider your next steps, along with possible diagnoses.Read More
A 35-year-old male presents to urgent care complaining of pain over the metacarpal of the little finger after punching a wall in his home for reasons he chose not to explain. On exam, pain is evident with palpation at the base of the metacarpal. You note there is a deformity over the 5th metacarpal bone. The neurovascular status is intact. View the images taken and consider your next steps, along with possible diagnoses.Read More
A 51-year-old male presents to urgent care with wrist pain after stumbling while walking his dog. He recalls landing on his outstretched arm. On exam, there is pain with palpation, and decreased range of motion of the distal wrist. Neurovascular status is intact, and there are no breaks in the skin. View the image taken and consider your next steps, along with possible diagnoses.  Read More
  A new patient—a 45-year-old man who says he’s been plagued by midfoot pain for several weeks—presents to your urgent care center. The foot is normal in appearance, but it is evident that the patient has pain palpation over the midfoot. There is no pain with palpation over the plantar aspect. Skin does not show signs of infection. The neurovascular status is intact. View the image taken and consider your next steps, along with possible diagnoses.Read More
  A mother brings her 3-year-old daughter to your urgent care center, concerned about a rash that developed at the same time the girl started having a runny nose and low-grade fever, and became slightly lethargic. Now her cheeks are bright red, and she has a blanching macular rash that’s spread slowly from her extremities to her trunk. View the image and consider your next steps, along with possible diagnoses.Read More

Posted On May 16, 2017 By In Images Challenge

A Female with Coccyx Pain

A 48-year-old woman presents with lower sacral and coccyx pain one day after a fall in which she says she simply “missed” the edge of a chair and landed on the floor at a party. View the images taken and consider your next steps, along with possible diagnoses.Read More

Posted On April 18, 2017 By In Images Challenge

Suddenly Urgent Chronic Hip Pain

A 47-year-old male presents to your urgent care center with an exacerbation of chronic hip pain. The patient offers little by way of explanation; he reports he’s felt discomfort in his right hip “for years,” but that it’s grown worse recently. View the images taken and consider your next steps, along with possible diagnoses.Read More