A 21-Year-Old Football Player with a Severely Painful Elbow

A 21-Year-Old Football Player with a Severely Painful Elbow

A 21-year-old football player presents with a deformed, severely painful elbow following a fall onto his right arm. An X-ray is performed, which is shown below.   1. What is the diagnosis? Show Answer This patient has a posterolateral elbow dislocation. Elbow...
A 4-Year-Old Child with an Elbow Injury

A 4-Year-Old Child with an Elbow Injury

A 4-year-old child presents refusing to move their right arm after a sudden pull by the mother. The arm is held in slight flexion with pronation and adduction and there is tenderness over the radial head. 1. What is the most likely diagnosis? Show Answer This child...
A Patient with an Insect in Their Ear

A Patient with an Insect in Their Ear

A 19-year-old woman presents to the Emergency Department after an insect flew into her ear. She is complaining of significant pain and can hear the insect buzzing. The triage nurse has administered pain relief, and the patient is now comfortable. 1. What should be...
A 30-Year-Old Patient with a Thyroxine Overdose

A 30-Year-Old Patient with a Thyroxine Overdose

A 30-year-old female patient with a history of hypothyroidism presents to the Emergency Department having taken 30 of her 200 mcg levothyroxine tablets 3 hours earlier. She tells you that she is ‘fed up with life’ and ‘can’t take it any more’. She is currently...
A 70-Year-Old Woman with Hypotension and Tachycardia

A 70-Year-Old Woman with Hypotension and Tachycardia

A 70-year-old woman presents with palpitations and breathlessness. Her observations show that she is hypotensive and tachycardiac, and she is complaining of chest pain. She is promptly transferred to resus. After being moved to resus she is administered three...

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