Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Selema, a 40 year-old, had been complaining of wrist pain with tingling sensations in her fingers for months. Dr. Ayres diagnosed her condition as
Daisy tripped while playing tennis and landed onher hand. She had excruciating pain, which was due to a _________________ fracture that required casting.
In her fifties, Estelle started hunching over more and more. Her doctor realized that she was developing __________________ and prescribed calcium pills and exercise
Paul had a skiing accident and tore ligaments in his knee, Dr Miller recommended ____________________ to repair the ligaments
For several months after her first pregnancy Elsie noticed a red rash on her face and cheeks. Her joints were giving her pain and she had a slight fever. Here ANA was elevated and her doctor suspected that she had__________________
David injured his left knee while playing basketball. He was scheduled for arthroscopic repair of his _______________. However, because of his height and the length of the ligament, his _________________ decided to do "open" surgery
Disk; L5-S-1; laminectomy
James has significant LBP radiating down his left leg. MRI shows an intervertebral __________ impinging on spinal nerves at the ________________ level. Bed rest produced no improvement. His orthopedist decided to perform a _____________ to relieve pressure on his nerves
Antibodies; Lyme disease
Bruce spent 2 weeks hiking and vacationing on Nantucket Island. A week later he developed a bull's eye rash on his chest, fever, muscle pain, and a swollen, tender right ankle. His physician ordered a blood test that revealed __________________ to a spirochete bacterium. The physician told Bruce he had contracted __________________
Podagra; hyperuricemia; gouty arthritis
Scott likes to eat rich food. Lately he has noticed pain and tenderness in his right toe, called ____________, and also hard, lumpy deposits over his elbows. His doctor orders a serum uric acid test; the result is abnormally high, revealing ___________________, consisten with a diagnosis of __________________.
CXR; vertebrae; osteoporosis
Sara, a 70 y/o widow, has persistent midback pain, and her __________________ shows compression fractures of her _________________ and thinning of her bones. A bone density scan confirms the diagnosis of _____________ and her doctor prescribes calcium, vit D, and fosamax