Ottawa Foot and Ankle Rules X-rays required if Patient cannot bear weight for 4 steps Distal 6 cm tibia/fibula tenderness Medial/lateral malleolus tenderness 5th metatarsal tenderness Navicular tenderness Sample question: A 16-year-old boy presents complaining of right ankle pain after injuring himself while playing basketball. He states that he “twisted his ankle” when he landed on […]
Sample question: A 17-year-old boy presents to the clinic with right-hand pain after punching a wall. Physical examination reveals swelling over the dorsum of the right hand with bony tenderness noted with palpation of the fifth metacarpal. What is the most likely diagnosis?
Septic Arthritis Patient will be complaining of fever, monoarticular pain with decreased ROM Labs will show WBC > 50,000 with > 75% PMNs Diagnosis is made by arthrocentesis Most commonly caused by: Age < 35: N. gonorrhea, S. aureus overall Treatment is IV ABX, surgical washout Sample question: A 23-year-old man with a history of intravenous heroin abuse presents to the emergency department with a […]
de Quervain Tenosynovitis Patient will be complaining of radial wrist pain PE will show pain on ulnar wrist deviation with thumb in fist (Finkelstein’s test) Treatment is thumb spica splint, NSAIDs Sample question: A 20-year-old man who is employed in construction presents with pain to his thumb and wrist for 4 months. He states that the pain worsens while he is […]
Ankylosing Spondylitis Patient will be a male Complaining of low back pain that’s worse in the morning and improves with exercise X-ray will show multiple vertebral fusions (bamboo spine) Labs will show increased ESR Most commonly caused by presence of HLA-B27 Treatment is NSAIDs, physical therapy Comments: diseases associated with HLA-B27 PAIR: Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Inflammatory bowel disease, Reactive arthritis Sample question: A 51-year-old man presents with low back […]
Osgood-Schlatter Disease Patient will be a boy athlete 10 – 15 years old Complaining of knee pain while running PE will show tenderness over the tibial tubercle Treatment is ice, NSAIDs, quadriceps stretching Example: A 12-year-old boy is brought to his pediatrician’s office for right knee pain that started three months ago after starting basketball practices. […]
Welcome back to Episode 17! This is part 2 of the 3 part ITE rapid review series. In Episode 16, we covered abdominal emergencies, cardiovascular emergencies, cutaneous emergencies, endocrine emergencies, and environmental emergencies. Today we jump right in with HEENT emergencies. Let’s get started!