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Musculoskeletal Care

Jan 1, 2011 Issue
Stress Fractures: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention [Article]

Stress fractures are common injuries in athletes and military recruits. These injuries occur more commonly in lower extremities than in upper extremities. Stress fractures should be considered in patients who present with tenderness or edema after a recent increase in activity or repeated activity w...


Oct 15, 2010 Issue
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention [Article]

There are an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repairs in the United States each year. Most ACL tears occur from noncontact injuries. Women experience ACL tears up to nine times more often than men. Evaluation of the ACL should be performed immediately after an injury if p...


Sep 1, 2010 Issue
AAN Recommendations on Symptomatic Treatment for Muscle Cramps [Practice Guidelines]

Muscle cramps occur when the motor system is stressed by neuromuscular disease, a medical condition, or a physiologic process, such as dehydration or excessive exercise. Cramps are also common during the last trimester of pregnancy. The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) recommends that quinine der...


Aug 1, 2010 Issue
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is the most common hip disorder in adolescents, and it has a prevalence of 10.8 cases per 100,000 children. It usually occurs in children eight to 15 years of age, and it is one of the most commonly missed diagnoses in children. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is ...


Jul 1, 2010 Issue
Hip Pain Without Injury [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Nov 15, 2009 Issue
Common Forearm Fractures in Adults [Article]

Many forearm fractures are managed in the primary care setting. Definitive treatment ranges from functional bracing to surgical fixation. Indications for referral include open fractures, joint dislocation or instability, and neurovascular injury.


Nov 15, 2009 Issue
Tendinopathies of the Foot and Ankle [Article]

This article provides an overview of the various types of tendinopathies affecting the foot and ankle, and outlines diagnosis and treatment of specific injuries.


Sep 15, 2009 Issue
Costochondritis: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Costochondritis, an inflammation of costochondral junctions of ribs or chondrosternal joints of the anterior chest wall, is a common condition seen in patients presenting to the physician's office and emergency department. Palpation of the affected chondrosternal joints of the chest wall elicits ten...


Sep 1, 2009 Issue
Diagnosis and Treatment of Biceps Tendinitis and Tendinosis [Article]

Biceps tendinitis is inflammation of the tendon around the long head of the biceps muscle. Biceps tendinosis is caused by degeneration of the tendon from athletics requiring overhead motion or from the normal aging process. Inflammation of the biceps tendon in the bicipital groove, which is known as...


Sep 1, 2009 Issue
Splints and Casts: Indications and Methods [Article]

Management of a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions requires the use of a cast or splint. Splints are noncircumferential immobilizers that accommodate swelling. This quality makes splints ideal for the management of a variety of acute musculoskeletal conditions in which swelling is anticipate...


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