Musculoskeletal Disorders

 
Seen in the ED: Wrist Injury Imaging
April 25, 2022

A skateboarding accident brings a man in his 30s to the ED complaining of wrist pain. Can you make the diagnosis based on the x-ray?

Platelet-rich Plasma Injections for Osteoarthritis: How Effective Are They?
January 05, 2022

Platelet-rich plasma, in theory, seems like a logical and potentially beneficial treatment for osteoarthritis. Our pain expert reviews 2 recent studies that are telling.

Common Elective Orthopedic Procedures: Does Research Support Their Use?
September 15, 2021

What does the evidence show for the clinical effectiveness of 10 of the most common elective orthopedic procedures? A recent umbrella review sheds light.

Seen in the ED: Name this Elbow Injury
August 16, 2021

A 20-something young man is in the ED after a fall off a scooter while doing tricks. What do you see on the x-ray? What type of injury is it?

Neurology, Rheumatology, and the Gut Microbiome: Two Specialists Discuss
July 16, 2021

A neurologist and a rheumatologist sat down with Patient Care editors to talk about their focus on balance in the gut microbiome as an essential element of clinical care.

Seen in the ED: Ankle Injury
July 06, 2021

A 32-year-old woman is seen in the ED with pain from an ankle injury sustained about 24 hours earlier. What does the x-ray show? How would you proceed?

Long COVID Review Lead Author Highlights Knowns, Unknowns
April 09, 2021

Long COVID is now a term recognized worldwide. We talked with Ani Nalbandian, MD, lead author of the most comprehensive review-to-date, about what she and her colleagues have learned.

Whose Acute Low Back Pain will Become Chronic?
April 01, 2021

A new study on conversion of acute to chronic low back pain identifies clinician behavior as well as patient characteristics that increase that risk.

Guideline-directed Osteoporosis Treatment Found in Decline
March 19, 2021

ENDO 2021: Fewer than 1-in-10 older adults with a hip fracture had been prescribed bone-directed treatment in the 6 months prior to the incident, according to research on trends in treatment.

Anosmia, Other Neurologic Symptoms Seen in Half of COVID-19 Patients at ED Presentation
March 16, 2021

Study: Anosmia, myalgias, and headache were the most common extrapulmonary symptoms seen in COVID-19 patients at first presentation, say investigators.