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Case study 1
A 59-year-old woman presented to her GP with history of lower back pain for the past two years, with radiation to one of her legs
She denies any trauma or injury to her back. During examination she was tender over her sacroiliac joint. Epidemiology determines that 60% of back pain is due to...Read more
Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that plays an essential role in maintaining calcium levels in the body, by increasing the absorption of calcium from the kidneys and the gut. In addition to its vital role in calcium homeostasis, latest research ascribes multiple benefits of reduced morbidity and mortality to...Read more
Bisphosphonates are used to treat postmenopausal and glucocorticoid induced osteoporosis, Paget’s disease of bone and malignant hypocalcaemia. They have been related to the atypical femur shaft fracture.
We present a case of an 83-year-old woman on long term bisphosphonates presenting with atypical femur...Read more
A 34-year-old male presented with a swollen and bruised left ankle following injury while playing football the day before. The patient was limping as he entered the assessment room. He described how his foot landed atop the football in a dorsiflexed and inverted position in an attempt to bring it under control....Read more