Musculoskeletal Exam Techniques (Bursitis, Shoulder, Tendonitis)

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Estimated time to complete session: 45 minutes

Learning Objectives

1. Distinguish musculoskeletal conditions that result from overuse/repetitive motion injuries, with particular attention to those that occur in pediatric patients.

2. Assess an injured patient’s range of motion, stability, bone alignment, soft tissue swelling, palpable warmth or mass(es), pain or tenderness and crepitation.

3. Prepare treatment recommendations for patients with musculoskeletal injuries that include NSAIDS or pain medication and application of the RICE strategy.

4. Apply appropriate treatment strategies such as casting, splinting, joint injection/aspiration, dislocation reduction and or emergency stabilitzation.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
02/09/2018

Eugene Hong, MD, CAQSM, FAAFP, Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
02/09/2018
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