A key opinion leader in the field of orthopedics discusses how he or she would manage and treat a difficult case presentation.

BLOG: A 56-year-old physician with right Achilles pain

April 13, 2016

In this case, we have a 56-year-old otherwise healthy physician with right Achilles pain. He reports that he landed awkwardly approximately 8 months ago and has…

How would you treat a young athlete with a chronic AC injury?

December 22, 2014

The patient is a young active athlete with a chronic grade III acromioclavicular separation. He presents 5 months after injury with unknown previous treatment. The…

How would you treat a 52-year-old man with persistent elbow pain 1 year after ‘tennis elbow repair’?

December 1, 2014

I am asked to evaluate a 52-year-old right-hand dominant radiology technician who had a "tennis elbow repair" approximately 1 year ago. The patient presents with…

How would you treat a 40-year-old woman with left groin pain?

October 23, 2014

In the evaluation of this 40-year-old woman with left hip pain, I would start with an extensive history and physical exam (Figures 1-4). Clearly, not all hip pain is the…

Number of surgical options available to repair distal radius fractures if surgery is selected

September 29, 2014

Controversy exists as to the extent of reduction that should be undertaken in the emergency room. The advantages of a preliminary reduction include improving any…

Meniscal root tears can be managed operatively and nonoperatively

July 23, 2014

Damage to the meniscal root can occur acutely, often in multi-ligamentous knee injury or traumatic hyperflexion, or chronically, secondary to degenerative changes…

How would you treat a 14-year-old football player with closed fracture of the right tibia?

May 13, 2014

The presumed challenge is a low-energy, closed, spiral distal diaphyseal tibia and fibula fracture at the same level, and likely in a male. The first issue that needs to…