Make the Diagnosis: Painful Limping and Decreased ROM—Why?

Allergies & Asthma

Presentation

A 72-year-old man presented to the doctor with complaints of hip pain and groin pain affecting his left lower extremities that gradually began over the last couple of months. The patient denied recent trauma. He had COPD and had received high-dose injections of triamcinolone as intermittent treatment over the course of his adult life. On physical exam, decreased range of motion was noticeable. The pain was affecting his gait and causing him to limp. Radiologic exam revealed serpiginous geographic sclerosis with a lucent center involving a subchondral portion of the left femoral head.

Can you diagnose the patient?

Click here to use the Differential Builder in VisualDx to help you.

Learnings

Learn more about this diagnosis on the VisualDx site: Click here now.

If you are not a VisualDx subscriber, sign up for a free trial.

VisualDx is a great way to save time and engage your patients at the point of care from your computer or mobile device.


Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Are you wasting your money on supplements? Most likely, experts say
New COVID Variants Capable Of Partially Dodging Immunity: Report
AI-based smartphone apps to spot skin cancer endanger the public, experts warn
Deaths Rare in Tonsillectomy, but Some Children at More Risk
Reading relatable stories has positive effect on LGBTQ+ community

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.