Stony Brook
EMergency Medicine

(631) 444-3880


101 Nicolls Road,

Stony Brook, NY 11794

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August 26, 2019

A 45-year-old generally healthy female presents with 2 days of pain, swelling, redness, and a sensation of tightness around the right index fingertip. She admits to biting her nails often, and notes that her symptoms seemed to develop after she “went after a hangnail pretty aggressively” last week.


August 17, 2019

Should You?


  • Suspicion of septic arthritis

  • Suspicion of crystal induced arthritis

  • Evaluating if laceration violated joint space

  • *Therapeutic (to relieve pressure or inject steroid/anesthetic)

(Relative) Contraindications:

  • Overlying infection

  • Coagulopathy

  • ...

August 5, 2019

A 30 year old male presents to the ED after a crush injury to his right thumb 1 month ago. Originally, there were small areas of skin break but they have now healed. Over the past three days, he has experienced progressive pain, swelling, and erythema to the pulp of the right thumb over the past thr...

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