Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Treatment
Estimated time to complete session: 45 mins.
Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:
1. Counsel patients on lifestyle modifications they can make to prevent osteoarthritis and safe treatments they can utilize to minimize pain.
2. Identify the recommended diagnostic strategy prior to providing subspecialty referral.
3. Assess current evidence-based guidelines surrounding conservative management of osteoarthritis.
4. Formulate appropriate treatment plans for patients with arthritis that encompass pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches, and with considerations for risk factors and comorbidities
5. Identify strategies that will encourage patient participation and adherence.
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Jonathon Firnhaber, MD, FAAFP – Associate Professor, Residency Director, Department of Family Medicine, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
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