Musculoskeletal Disorders

Vegetarian Diet May Up Risk for Hip Fracture in Women
August 23, 2022

Among more than 26 000 women, a vegetarian diet was associated with a 33% greater risk of hip fracture vs diets that included fish or meat.

Gout Found More Prevalent among Black Adults in Nationally-representative Population
August 19, 2022

Racial disparities in gout prevalence could be explained by diet, social determinants of health, kidney disease, and other factors that suggest interventions.

Obesity and the Musculoskeletal System: Age and Impact
July 29, 2022

Excess weight diminishes the development and function of the musculoskeletal system at any point in the lifespan. An obesity specialist highlights the dangers.

Seen in the ED: Heroin OD
June 02, 2022

A man of about 40-years-old is seen in the ED for a possible drug overdose. He complains of low back pain and asks for medication. What's your diagnosis?

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?