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hi all,

iam also studying for cs and taking on aug 27th......just found some good mnemonics for B/L and U/L leg pain and thought i'd share them woth u all as this forum has been a great help to me and many others on this USMLE journey nod

B/L leg pain = DRAST MD

diabetes

radiculopathy

atherosclerosis(rest pain,impotence,cholestrol level,diet,angina etc.....check for bruit,pulses)

spinal stenosis(change in pain with posture)

TAO(smoking,color changes)

medications-statins

DVT

and for U/L =

RBC DROP

rupture bakers cyst(rh.arthritis)

bleeding into leg(warfarin)

cellulitis

DVT(homans sign,h/o of bed ridden)

radiculopathy

osteomyelitis(tb,sicle cell,trauma,hematogenous spread)

path.#

hope u found this useful.GL to all wink





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thanks





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