Hand and Wrist Injuries [FP Comp Test Course]

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Learning Objectives

  1. Summarize the advantages and disadvantages of the various treatments for ganglion cysts.

  2. Explain the process for aspiration of a ganglion cyst on the dorsum of the wrist.

  3. List 3 overuse injuries or conditions that have been associated with the use of handheld electronic devices.

  4. Summarize the physical examination findings of trigger finger and de Quervain tenosynovitis.

  5. List the 3 most common injuries that result from a FOOSH (fall on outstretched hand).

  6. Describe management of a suspected scaphoid fracture when x-ray results are negative.

  7. Identify the physical examination maneuver that is most supportive of a diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome.

  8. Discuss when electromyography and nerve conduction studies are needed in the care of patients who have carpal tunnel syndrome.

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
11/01/2012
Course expires: 
06/30/2013

James M. Daniels, MD, MPH, is a professor of family and community medicine and adjunct professor of orthopedic surgery at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIU-SOM), Quincy. He is the founder and director of the SIU Quincy campus sports medicine fellowship. He is board certified in family medicine and preventive medicine and holds a certificate of added qualifications in sports medicine.

Merle H. Muller, MD, is an assistant professor of family and community medicine at SIU-SOM, Quincy, and associate director of the SIU Quincy campus sports medicine fellowship. He is board certified in family medicine and holds certificates of added qualifications in sports medicine and geriatrics.

Disclosure: According to AAFP policy, authors must disclose all associations with proprietary entities that may have a direct relationship to the subject matter of their manuscript. The authors and staff have returned disclosure forms indicating that they have no such affiliation or financial interest to disclose. The AAFP uses an anonymous peer review process to evaluate the content of this activity. This process ensures a clear resolution of any potential conflicts of interest, and guarantees the fairness and balance of the content.

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/01/2012
Course expires: 
06/30/2013
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