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Musculoskeletal Care

Mar 1, 2006 Issue
Acute Finger Injuries: Part I. Tendons and Ligaments [Article]

Improper diagnosis and treatment of finger injuries can cause deformity and dysfunction over time. A basic understanding of the complex anatomy of the finger and of common tendon and ligament injury mechanisms can help physicians properly diagnose and treat finger injuries. Evaluation includes a gen...


Mar 1, 2006 Issue
Acute Finger Injuries: Part II. Fractures, Dislocations, and Thumb Injuries [Article]

Family physicians can treat most finger fractures and dislocations, but when necessary, prompt referral to an orthopedic or hand surgeon is important to maximize future function. Examination includes radiography (oblique, anteroposterior, and true lateral views) and physical examination to detect fr...


Dec 1, 2005 Issue
Plantar Fasciitis: Evidence-Based Review of Diagnosis and Therapy [Article]

Plantar fasciitis causes heel pain in active as well as sedentary adults of all ages. The condition is more likely to occur in persons who are obese or in those who are on their feet most of the day. A diagnosis of plantar fasciitis is based on the patient's history and physical findings. The accura...


Nov 1, 2005 Issue
A Clinical Approach to Diagnosing Wrist Pain [Article]

A detailed history alone may lead to a specific diagnosis in approximately 70 percent of patients who have wrist pain. Patients who present with spontaneous onset of wrist pain, who have a vague or distant history of trauma, or whose activities consist of repetitive loading could be suffering from a...


Apr 15, 2005 Issue
Iliotibial Band Syndrome: A Common Source of Knee Pain [Article]

Iliotibial band syndrome is a common knee injury. The most common symptom is lateral knee pain caused by inflammation of the distal portion of the iliotibial band. The iliotibial band is a thick band of fascia that crosses the hip joint and extends distally to insert on the patella, tibia, and bicep...


Nov 15, 2004 Issue
Acute Shoulder Injuries [Article]

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. The cost of such versatility is an increased risk of injury. It is important that family physicians understand the anatomy of the shoulder, mechanisms of injury, typical physical and radiologic findings, approach to management of injuries, and...


Aug 1, 2004 Issue
Treatment of Degenerative Lumbar Spinal Stenosis [Article]

Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the vertebral canal that compresses spinal nerves and may cause leg pain and difficulty walking. The symptoms of degenerative lumbar stenosis commonly occur in elderly adults and can be treated conservatively with pain-relieving agents or aggressively with decompres...


Jul 15, 2004 Issue
Diagnosing Heel Pain in Adults [Article]

Heel pain is a common condition in adults that may cause significant discomfort and disability. A variety of soft tissue, osseous, and systemic disorders can cause heel pain. Narrowing the differential diagnosis begins with a history and physical examination of the lower extremity to pinpoint the an...


Jun 15, 2004 Issue
Spondyloarthropathies [Article]

The spondyloarthropathies include ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis (including Reiter's syndrome), psoriatic arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease-associated spondyloarthropathy, and undifferentiated spondyloarthropathy. These diseases are linked by their association with the HLA-B27 gene a...


Apr 15, 2004 Issue
Hand and Wrist Injuries: Part I. Nonemergent Evaluation [Article]

Diagnosis of upper extremity injuries depends on knowledge of basic anatomy and biomechanics of the hand and wrist. The wrist is composed of two rows of carpal bones. Flexor and extensor tendons cross the wrist to allow function of the hand and digits. The ulnar, median, and radial nerves provide in...


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