Images In Emergency Medicine

Traumatic Acetabular Protrusion

Weber, MD, et al.

A 69-year-old woman with a history of osteopenia and left total hip arthroplasty three months prior presented from home to the emergency department with leg pain and inability to ambulate.

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Orbital Compartment Syndrome Following Mechanical Fall

Schwitkis, BA, et al.

An 80-year-old woman with a history of hypertension presented to the emergency department (ED) with blunt facial trauma including a four-centimeter laceration of the right upper eyelid sustained during a ground-level mechanical fall.

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Acute Respiratory Distress

Maloy, MD, et al.

A 24-year-old woman presented to the emergency department by emergency medical services with severe respiratory distress and hypoxia.

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Adolescent with Stroke-like Symptoms

Mazzei, DO, et al.

A 16-year-old male presented to the emergency department (ED) with left-sided weakness. He described having a headache with dizziness for seven days prior to presenting with new onset weakness.

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Pseudo-Subarachnoid Hemorrhage after Cardiac Arrest

Schreyer, MD, et al.

A 24-year-old man presented after presumed atraumatic cardiac arrest. He had prolonged resuscitation that ultimately resulted in return of spontaneous circulation. A non-contrast computed tomography (CT) brain was immediately obtained.

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Child with Testicular Pain

Otts, MD, et al.

An 11-year-old boy presented to the emergency department (ED) with sudden onset severe atraumatic right testicular pain, associated with nausea and vomiting.

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Acute Cardiac Air Embolism

Bilello, MD, et al.

An 84-year-old female status post-Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) presented to the emergency department (ED) for evaluation after a syncopal episode. Surgical excision of a scalp basal cell carcinoma occurred immediately prior to arrival (Image 1).

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Would You Reduce this Knee?

Mohebbi, MD, et al.

A 46-year-old male with a history of knee replacement presented with pain and decreased range of motion of the left knee. He had felt a pop in his left knee when putting on his pants three days previously.

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Emergency Medicine is a specialty which closely reflects societal challenges and consequences of public policy decisions. The emergency department specifically deals with social injustice, health and economic disparities, violence, substance abuse, and disaster preparedness and response. This journal focuses on how emergency care affects the health of the community and population, and conversely, how these societal challenges affect the composition of the patient population who seek care in the emergency department. The development of better systems to provide emergency care, including technology solutions, is critical to enhancing population health.