Rheumatology Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • A 46-Year-Old Woman With Weakness and Leg Swelling A 46-year-old woman has a 4-day history of progressive generalized weakness, increasing shortness of breath, and leg swelling. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
  • NSAIDs and CV Risk: The Bottom Line A man with a previous heart attack requires pain management for osteoarthritis. Which agent is safest?
  • Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release   Minimally invasive endoscopic carpal tunnel release.
  • A 34-Year-Old Woman With Painful, Red 'Knots' on Her Leg A 34-year-old woman presents with painful, red 'knots' on her right leg that appear to trace along her veins; it started 3-4 days ago. She denies any trauma. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 35-Year-Old Woman With Fatigue and Joint Pain A 35-year-old-woman has a history of progressively worsening fatigue accompanied by muscle stiffness, joint pain, recurrent headaches, and an inability to concentrate. What's the diagnosis?
  • Psoriatic Arthritis Psoriatic arthritis develops in at least 5% of psoriasis patients. With a lack of specific tests, defining this condition is difficult. Do you know the signs to look for and best treatment practices?
  • Cramplike Pain and Vomiting in a 77-Year-Old Man A 77-year-old man presents with severe, generalized abdominal pain. He describes cramplike abdominal pain and vomiting yesterday, but his condition worsened considerably later. What's the diagnosis?
  • Staged Revision Surgery for Failed Cavovarus Hindfoot Reconstruction Case study illustrating several key concepts when addressing chronic ankle instability in a malaligned foot.
  • Cervical Spine Fusion for the Treatment of Refractory Idiopathic Cervical Dystonia Case study illustrating the multifaceted approach necessary to treat refractory cervical dystonia with concomitant rigid cervical kyphosis, in the face of neuromuscular pathology.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Orthopedic Challenge Round These five orthopedic questions stumped more than half of your colleagues. Test yourself with some of the toughest questions in this specialty.
  • A Suicide Attempt in a 28-Year-Old Man A 28-year-old male presents to the emergency department with his mother after a suicide attempt via pill ingestion. Can you solve this Case Challenge?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Temporomandibular Disorder Temporomandibular disorder, or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome, is the most common cause of facial pain after toothache. Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
  • A 47-Year-Old Man With Progressive Dyspnea A 47-year-old man has had progressive dyspnea that worsens upon exertion over the past 2 years. He also has a productive cough that responded to antibiotics in the past. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Acromegaly Acromegaly is a rare, insidious, and potentially life-threatening condition for which treatment can give the patient additional years of high-quality life. Test yourself with our quick quiz.
  • A 75-Year-Old Woman With Fever, Rash, and Skin Pain A 75-year-old woman with a history of hypertension, Parkinson disease, osteoporosis, and trigeminal neuralgia was admitted for evaluation of fever, rash, and skin pain. What's the diagnosis?
  • A Diabetic Man With a Stooped Posture and Back Pain A 53-year-old man with diabetes and hypertension presents with a 6-month history of worsening backache and stiffness. His posture is stooped, with a loss of lumbar curvature. What is the diagnosis?
  • Echo Case: Right Test, Wrong Reason   A critical piece of information is missing from this case. Can you solve the puzzle?
  • A Man With Bone Pain: Osmosis Question of the Week An 80-year-old man presents in order to discuss some bone pain he has been having lately. Do you know what examination results to expect?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Common Rashes Many symptoms of rashes overlap, but identifiable factors for each condition help with diagnosis and treatment. How much do you know about common rashes? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • A 17-Year-Old With an Abnormal Optic Disc A 17-year-old boy was noted to have an abnormal appearance of the optic disc in his left eye. What is the most likely diagnosis?