Sprains, Strains, and Dislocations

Return to all Musculoskeletal and Sports Care sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 45 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this CME session, you should be able to:

1. Evaluate the symptoms of strain versus sprain versus dislocation.

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

3. Assess dislocations and apply appropriate treatment strategies or refer patients for specialty attention to restore the bones and joint to normal functioning.

4. Develop collaborative care plans for patients with sprains, strains or dislocations, emphasizing current evidence-based recommendations for pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapy.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
06/06/2019

Charlie Michaudet, MD, CAQSM, Assistant Professor, Family Medicine Residency Program, Department of Community Health and Family Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville

Available Credit

  • 0.75 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
06/06/2019
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