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Musculoskeletal Care

Jul 1, 2007 Issue
Dupuytren's Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Dupuytren's disease is a progressive condition that causes the fibrous tissue of the palmar fascia to shorten and thicken. The disease is common in men older than 40 years; in persons of Northern European descent; and in persons who smoke, use alcohol, or have diabetes. Patients present with a small...


Mar 1, 2007 Issue
Tennis Elbow [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for tennis elbow?


Feb 1, 2007 Issue
Braces and Splints for Musculoskeletal Conditions [Article]

Braces and splints can be useful for acute injuries, chronic conditions, and the prevention of injury. There is good evidence to support the use of some braces and splints; others are used because of subjective reports from patients, relatively low cost, and few adverse effects, despite limited data...


Jan 15, 2007 Issue
Management of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome [Article]

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is the most common cause of knee pain in the outpatient setting. It is caused by imbalances in the forces controlling patellar tracking during knee flexion and extension, particularly with overloading of the joint. Risk factors include overuse, trauma, muscle dysf...


Dec 1, 2006 Issue
A Patient with Dyspnea and Swollen, Painful Wrists [Photo Quiz]

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


Nov 15, 2006 Issue
Acute Ankle Sprain: An Update [Article]

Acute ankle injury, a common musculoskeletal injury, can cause ankle sprains. Some evidence suggests that previous injuries or limited joint flexibility may contribute to ankle sprains. The initial assessment of an acute ankle injury should include questions about the timing and mechanism of the inj...


Nov 1, 2006 Issue
Asymmetry of the Thorax and Hypoplastic Hand [Photo Quiz]

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


Jul 15, 2006 Issue
Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Children: Part II. Rheumatic Causes [Article]

Primary care physicians should have a working knowledge of rheumatic diseases of childhood that manifest primarily as musculoskeletal pain. Children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can present with painless joint inflammation and may have normal results on rheumatologic tests. Significant morbidi...


Jul 1, 2006 Issue
Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Children: Part I. Initial Evaluation [Article]

Musculoskeletal pain can be difficult for children to characterize. Primary care physicians must determine whether the pain may be caused by a systemic disease. Change in activity, constitutional symptoms such as fevers and fatigue, or abnormal examination findings without obvious etiology should ra...


Apr 1, 2006 Issue
Herniated Lumbar Disk [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of surgery and drug and nondrug treatments?


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