Radiology Review

A Pain He Can’t Walk Off

An elderly man experiences a “deep aching pain” in his right knee. Walking and weight bearing make it worse. What does the radiograph reveal?

Radiology Review

The Unintended Off-road Experience

When this 70-year-old woman’s vehicle was hit by a tractor-trailer, she went careening off the road and into a guardrail. How did she fare in this...

Radiology Review

There’s No Patellin’ What Happened

The only logical explanation for this man’s knee pain is an injury sustained in the motor vehicle accident that sent him to your emergency...

Renal Consult

The Unsaid Dangers of NSAIDs

Patients undergoing orthopedic procedures often receive powerful NSAIDs, such as ketorolac, to ease their postop pain without the use of narcotics...

Radiology Review

Taking a Stab in the Dark

A colleague asks you to supervise his student, who is stapling a laceration. But when you inquire about the patient’s history, the story takes a...

Radiology Review

Everything’s Fine … Except His Spine

A 25-year-old man with a recent history of severe back pain (but no trauma) is concerned he might have a spinal infection. A radiograph closes the...