Modern Medicine Cases
During the first quarter of a football game, a 17-year-old athlete noticed that his right (dominant) arm was swollen and heavy. Two days earlier, he had fired a shotgun right-handed multiple times while hunting.
A 62-year-old man presents with painful cramps in his left lower leg that began about 6 months earlier and have recently become more frequent. The cramps occur with vigorous walking and cease when he stops for several minutes.
A 50-year-old man presents to your office with severe discomfort in the great toe that began 24 hours earlier. He denies any trauma but says that he may have had similar symptoms many years before. He has no recent history of fever or illness. You aspirate fluid from the first metatarsophalangeal joint for analysis.