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    does osteomylitis dx differe in adults than children , as in kaplan for surgery in ortho section it mention the dx to be bone scan , while in MTB it said xray ????:confused::confused::confused:
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    management plan of herniated disc- bed rest be advised or not?
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    What's the best initial management? Immediate surgical drainage or IV empiric antibiotics?
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    I have some problems regarding the treatment of these 2 malformations. From what I know, mild metatarsus adductus can correct spontaneously while the club foot needs immediately casting. Is that correct? Also, metatarsus adductus can be associated with acetabular dysplasia (check the hip)...
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    How to Differentiate between : Subacromial Bursitis~ Rotator Cuff Tendinitis~ Rotator Cuff Tear~ Adhesive Capsulitis~ :o Please Someone Clarify ?
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    LOW BACK PAIN 1) low back pain with paravertebral spasm after history of lifting heavy object----> lumbosacral strain 2) low back pain with extension and relief with flexion-------> spinal canal narrowing(lumbar canal stenosis) 3) low back pain in elderly which is exacerbates on minor exertion...
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    Clinical vignette of an acute osteomyelitis of vertebra. what is next step in management? a) x ray b) MRI c) bone scan d) physiotherapy
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    A middle aged man with a recent h/o UTI heard a popping noise just before hitting the ball while playing tennis with John McEnroe. What is the most likely diagnosis. A. Meniscial tear B. Rotator cuff injury C. Tendon ruptured D. Anal sphincter dysfunction E. Tennis Ball rupture F. John...
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    how can we differentiate b\w 2 ? both have pain on abducting shoulder. both relieve on lidocaine injection. anyone ?
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    Hello everyone! What is the difference between Weber Type C ankle fracture and Maisonnuve Fracture. They both seem to involve the tibiofibular syndesmosis with its ligaments and the deltoid ligament! :confused::confused::confused: Many thanks
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    A 67 year old man with diabetes and peripheral arterial disease comes in having had pain in his leg for two weeks.There is an ulcer with a draining sinus tract.The x ray is normal .What is the next best step in determining a diagnosis? A. Bone scan b. CT scan C. MRI d. ESR e. Biopsy
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    Child has broken clavicle during delivery, what do you do: 1. Reassurance 2. figure of 8 strap 3. passive and active motion 4. nerve grafting e. casting of the arm and shoulder
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    A 66-year-old woman picks up a bag of groceries out of the supermarket cart to place it in the trunk of her car. As she does so, she feels sharp, sudden pain in the middle of her arm, and her humerus suddenly breaks. She arrives at the emergency department cradling her arm; the deformity leaves...
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    im confused as to whats the best way to dx osteomylitis. acc to MTB . Most initial test is Xray and then Most accurate is Biopsy. if Xray negative then do MRI but UW says , do Bloodcultures and xray ,then proceed with antibiotics. if xray negative, do bone scan! and if bloodcultures negtive...
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    A male infant is born to a primigravid woman whose pregnancy was uneventful. The delivery was uncomplicated. Physical examination of the newborn reveals deformity of the feet, specifically adduction of the anterior aspect of the foot with a convex lateral border and concave medial border. The...
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    Hey guys, Can anyone tell me how to differentiate Slipped capito-femoral epiphysis from Legg Calve Perthes disease apart from the age and obesity?
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    A 58-year old man is evaluated in the emergency department for severe low back pain of 3 week's duration. The patient reports no recent trauma but has felt feverish. He has no radicular symptoms and reports no bowel or bladder incontinence. He is a current smoker and active user of illicit...
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    Choose the correct statement about atypical subtrochanteric and diaphyseal femoral fractures. * A) Use of bisphosphonates most common cause * B) Usually due to serious trauma * C) No risk associated with glucocorticoids or proton pump inhibitors * D) Observational data suggest risk after 9 yr...
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    The Fracture Risk Assessment Tool is*not*validated for which of the following? * A) Femoral neck bone mineral density (BMD) * B) Total hip BMD * C) Spine BMD * D) Use in patients who have never taken pharmacotherapy for osteoporosis
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    A patient with a T score of -1.5 based on dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) at the spine and hip is classified as having: * A) Normal bone mass * B) Low bone mass * C) Osteoporosis * D) Severe osteoporosis
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