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Fracture Fridays: Getting a leg up on the competition (Re-post)

An 80 pound 12 year old soccer star tripped in a hole while challenging for the ball. Another player on the pitch stumbled in the same (big) hole and landed awkwardly on the first player’s leg. Even the fans on the next field over heard the snap. EMS was called and an obviously uncomfortable 12 year old male with intact distal foot pulses and sensation presents to your ED. You do what you normally do and get an X-Ray.  
pemcincinnati.com
about 7 years ago
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Foot drop

Consider isolated peroneal neuropathy as the most likely cause of foot drop in patients with weakness of foot dorsiflexion and eversion; sensory loss of the anterolateral aspect of the lower leg and the foot dorsum; normal reflexes; no pain swelling, or erythema of the leg; and no other neurological features  
feeds.bmj.com
about 7 years ago
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SGEM#24: The Strokes (Stroke Prevention with Clopidogrel)

Case Scenario: 68yo man arrives to the ED with 15 minutes of tingling in his right arm and leg. He has a history of hypertension and previous TIA. The examination is completely normal. He is already taking ASA 325mg OD.  
thesgem.com
about 7 years ago
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thesgem.com
about 7 years ago
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Leg Artery Procedure May Be Overused in Nursing Homes, Study Finds - MedicineNet

Surgery to reopen blocked arteries in the legs of frail nursing home residents rarely gets them back on their feet, a new study shows.  
medicinenet.com
about 7 years ago
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DNA shows why being short can be bad for your heart

When Randy Newman sang his tongue-in-cheek tune about short people, he called attention to their “little hands, little eyes” and their “little baby legs.” Nowhere does his 1978 hit mention that short people also have an increased risk of coronary artery disease. But scientists have established...  
latimes.com
about 7 years ago
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Diagnose on Sight: Bilateral Leg Rash

Diagnose on Sight: Bilateral Leg Rash - A visual diagnosis of erythema nodosum from coccidioidomycosis  
aliem.com
about 7 years ago
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Testing and treating PAD patients prevents loss of legs, feet

Ensuring that patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) get tested and treated with minimally invasive endovascular therapy saves legs and lives suggests a study in which amputation...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 7 years ago
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FDA approves closure system to permanently treat varicose veins

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the VenaSeal closure system (VenaSeal system) to permanently treat varicose veins of the legs by sealing the affected superficial veins using...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 7 years ago
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People With Parkinson's Disease More Likely To Have Leg Restlessness Than Restless Leg Syndrome

People with Parkinson's disease may be more likely to have a movement disorder called leg motor restlessness, but not true restless legs syndrome as previous studies have suggested, according to...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 7 years ago
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Just Restless Or Restless Legs?

We've all experienced abnormal sensations in our legs at one time or another, but for as many as 10 percent of the US population, restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a daily occurrence.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 7 years ago
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New Gene Identified For Restless Legs Syndrome

People suffering from restless legs syndrome (RLS) experience unpleasant sensations in the legs at night for which the only remedy is movement.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 7 years ago
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Early brain development implicated in Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), a neurological disorder characterized by unpleasant sensations in the legs and the urge move them, affects up to 10% of Americans, although little is known about...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 7 years ago
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Scientists grow leg muscle from cells in a dish

A team of researchers from Italy, Israel and the United Kingdom has succeeded in generating mature, functional skeletal muscles in mice using a new approach for tissue engineering.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 7 years ago
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Many nursing home residents die, don't walk after lower extremity revascularization

Many nursing home residents who underwent lower extremity revascularization died, did not walk or had functional decline following the procedure, which is commonly used to treat leg pain...  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 7 years ago
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Getting the perfect fit for artificial hips

When a patient receives a new hip, it is usually adjusted only approximately to leg length. Greater accuracy requires a more precise measuring process as well as adjustable implants.  
medicalnewstoday.com
about 7 years ago
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Leg Arteries - 3D Anatomy Tutorial

Leg arteries anatomy tutorial. Check out the 3D app at http://AnatomyLearning.com. More tutorials available on http://AnatomyZone.com. Learn about the branch...  
youtube.com
about 7 years ago
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Multiple enlarging nodules on the lower limb

A 99 year old white woman presented with a 12 month history of nodules and plaques on her left shin. They had been slowly increasing in size and bled intermittently. She denied any history of trauma to her leg and had been systemically well. She reported having high blood pressure and that she had previously had “skin problems” affecting her lower left leg that required surgery. Her only regular drug was bendroflumethiazide, and she had no known drug allergies. She was a non-smoker and drank minimal alcohol. She lived in a ground floor flat and used a walking stick. On review of her medical notes, it was discovered that two areas of squamous cell carcinoma were excised from her left shin 10 years earlier.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 7 years ago
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Multiple enlarging nodules on the lower limb

A 99 year old white woman presented with a 12 month history of nodules and plaques on her left shin. They had been slowly increasing in size and bled intermittently. She denied any history of trauma to her leg and had been systemically well. She reported having high blood pressure and that she had previously had “skin problems” affecting her lower left leg that required surgery. Her only regular drug was bendroflumethiazide, and she had no known drug allergies. She was a non-smoker and drank minimal alcohol. She lived in a ground floor flat and used a walking stick. On review of her medical notes, it was discovered that two areas of squamous cell carcinoma were excised from her left shin 10 years earlier.  
bmj.com
about 7 years ago
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Focal neurological deficits after trauma

A 38 year old woman developed headache (without neck pain) and weakness of her left upper and lower limbs after a concussive head trauma with scalp lacerations in a motor vehicle crash. On examination (more than 4.5 hours after the trauma), she was conscious, alert, and in cardiac sinus rhythm. There was no carotid bruit. She scored 7 points on the National Institute of Health stroke scale (maximum possible score 42). Positive neurological findings included mild blunting of the left nasolabial fold; left hemiparesis, with extensor muscles being weaker (3/5) than flexors in the left upper limb (4+/5), flexors being weaker (4 to 4+/5) than extensors in the left lower limb (4+ to 5/5), and distal more than proximal weakness in the left arm and leg. She also had brisk deep tendon reflexes in the limbs on the left side; a left extensor plantar response; left hemianopia; and left hemisensory (including the face) hypoaesthesia for pain, cold, and touch. Eyelid ptosis or paresis of extraocular movements were not present, and pupillary size and light reaction were normal.  
bmj.com
about 7 years ago