Author | Franklin E. Caldera, DO


Pott Disease

December 10, 2009

For 3 months, a 43-year-old Bolivian woman had worsening thoracic and lumbar pain associated with tingling and tightness in the anterior upper and lower abdominal area, and numbness in the lower extremities. Her symptoms also included difficulty in walking (with frequent falls from imbalance), occasional urinary incontinence for the past few weeks, occasional afternoon low-grade fevers, and poor appetite with an associated 10-lb weight loss within the past 4 months.

Pectoralis Major Partial Tear

January 02, 2009

A 36-year-old man presented with persistent right shoulder weakness and pain (4 out of 10 on the visual analog scale). He also had an “odd pulling sensation” with arm adduction. During a wrestling match 2 years earlier, his arm was abducted and extended, after which he heard a popping noise and felt burning pain in his shoulder.