Degenerative Joint Disease
Upon completion of this CME session, you should be able to:
1. Conduct a thorough physical exam of patients who present with the signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis and refer for appropriate diagnostic imaging tests to confirm the condition.
2. Formulate appropriate treatment plans for patients with arthritis that encompass pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches.
3. Counsel patients on lifestyle modifications they can make to prevent osteoarthritis and safe treatments they can utilize to minimize pain.
4. Counsel older adult patients to engage in preventive occupational therapy with a goal to maintain function and mobility.
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Guy W. Nicolette, MD, CAQSM, Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Florida, Gainesville
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