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Editors' Choice of Best Available Content

This collection features the best content from AFP, as identified by the AFP editors, on procedures and related issues, including aesthetic and cosmetic procedures, anethesia, cyst management, cardiac stress tests, and colposcopy. New research may affect the interpretation and application of this material. Clinical judgment is advised. Note that AFP content published within the past 12 months is accessible to AAFP members and paid subscribers only.

Categories

Aesthetic and Cosmetic

Anesthesia, Local Nerve Blocks

Anesthesia, Peripheral Nerve Blocks

Bartholin's Cyst Management

Breast Cyst Aspiration

Cardiac Exercise Treadmill Stress Tests

Circumcision, Newborn

Colposcopy

Cryosurgery

Endometrial Biopsy

Epistaxis Nasal Packing

Foreign Body Removal, Skin

Fracture Management

Ingrown Toenail Removal

IUD Insertion and Removal

Joint Injections

Lumbar Puncture

Point-of-Care Ultrasonography (POCUS)

Skin Procedures

Spirometry/Pulmonary Function Tests

Thrombosed Hemorrhoid Excision

Vasectomy

Improving Practice

Patient Education, Self-Care

Other Resources from AAFP



Aesthetic and Cosmetic

08/01/2014 Botulinum Toxin Injection for Facial Wrinkles
12/01/2009 Aesthetic Procedures in Office Practice Patient Education

Anesthesia, Local Nerve Blocks

06/15/2014 Infiltrative Anesthesia in Office Practice

Anesthesia, Peripheral Nerve Blocks

02/15/2004 Regional Anesthesia For Office Procedures: Part II. Extremity and Inguinal Area Surgeries
02/01/2004 Regional Anesthesia For Office Procedures: Part I. Head and Neck Surgeries

Bartholin's Cyst Management

07/01/2003 Management of Bartholin's Duct Cyst and Gland Abscess

Breast Cyst Aspiration

11/15/2003 Breast Cyst Aspiration Patient Education

Cardiac Exercise Treadmill Stress Tests

09/01/2017 Exercise Stress Testing: Indications and Common Questions

Circumcision, Newborn

09/15/1998 The Gomco Circumcision: Common Problems and Solutions

Colposcopy

06/15/2013 Gynecologic Procedures: Colposcopy, Treatments of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia, and Endometrial Assessment

Cryosurgery

12/15/2012 Cutaneous Cryosurgery

Endometrial Biopsy

03/15/2001 Endometrial Biopsy Patient Education

Epistaxis Nasal Packing

08/15/2018 Epistaxis: Outpatient Management new

Foreign Body Removal, Skin

09/01/2007 Management of Foreign Bodies in the Skin

Fracture Management

02/01/2016 Diagnosis and Management of Common Foot Fractures
04/15/2012 Common Finger Fractures and Dislocations
01/01/2011 Stress Fractures: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention Algorithm Differential Diagnosis Patient Education
11/15/2009 Common Forearm Fractures in Adults
09/01/2009 Splints and Casts: Indications and Methods
01/01/2009 Principles of Casting and Splinting Patient Education
01/01/2008 Clavicle Fractures Patient Education
09/15/2007 Diagnosis and Management of Metatarsal Fractures
09/01/2004 Diagnosis and Management of Scaphoid Fractures
12/15/2003 Evaluation and Management of Toe Fractures
01/01/2003 Tarsal Navicular Stress Fractures
09/01/2002 Foot Fractures That Are Frequently Misdiagnosed As Ankle Sprains

Ingrown Toenail Removal

02/15/2009 Management of the Ingrown Toenail Algorithm Patient Education

IUD Insertion and Removal

09/01/2018 Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: Difficult Insertions and Removals new Algorithm
03/15/2014 Intrauterine Devices: An Update
01/01/2005 Insertion and Removal of Intrauterine Devices

Joint Injections

10/15/2015 Corticosteroid Injections for Common Musculoskeletal Conditions
10/01/2013 Ultrasound-Guided Steroid Injections for Shoulder Pain [Cochrane for Clinicians]
10/15/2008 Musculoskeletal Injections: A Review of the Evidence
10/01/2003 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injection of the Ankle and Foot
05/15/2003 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injection of the Hip and Knee
02/15/2003 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injection of the Wrist and Hand Region
12/01/2002 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injection of the Elbow Region
10/15/2002 Knee Joint Aspiration and Injection Patient Education
07/15/2002 Joint and Soft Tissue Injection Patient Education

Lumbar Puncture

09/15/2003 Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis

Point-of-Care Ultrasonography (POCUS)

08/15/2018 Point-of-Care Ultrasonography in Family Medicine [Editorials] new

Skin Procedures

05/15/2017 Laceration Repair: A Practical Approach Algorithm
08/01/2014 Botulinum Toxin Injection for Facial Wrinkles
06/15/2014 Infiltrative Anesthesia in Office Practice
10/01/2013 Dermoscopy for the Family Physician Algorithm
12/15/2012 Cutaneous Cryosurgery
11/01/2011 Shave and Punch Biopsy for Skin Lesions
12/01/2009 Aesthetic Procedures in Office Practice Patient Education
10/15/2008 Essentials of Skin Laceration Repair Patient Education
05/15/2004 Cryosurgery for Common Skin Conditions
06/01/2003 The Basic Z-Plasty
04/01/2003 Fusiform Excision Patient Education
10/01/2002 Electrosurgery for the Skin
07/01/2002 Principles of Office Anesthesia Part II: Topical Anesthesia
05/01/2002 Dermal Electrosurgical Shave Excision Patient Education
04/01/2002 Minimal Excision Technique for Epidermoid (Sebaceous) Cysts Patient Education
03/15/2002 Punch Biopsy of the Skin Patient Education
03/01/2002 Lipoma Excision Patient Education

Spirometry/Pulmonary Function Tests

03/01/2014 A Stepwise Approach to the Interpretation of Pulmonary Function Tests Algorithm Differential Diagnosis

Thrombosed Hemorrhoid Excision

02/01/2018 Hemorrhoids: Diagnosis and Treatment Options Differential Diagnosis

Vasectomy

12/01/2013 Common Questions About Vasectomy

Improving Practice

From FPM

AAFP's Peer-Reviewed Practice Improvement Journal

12 Errors to Avoid in Coding Skin Procedures
How to Boost Your Bottom Line With an Office Procedure

Patient Education, Self-Care

08/01/2014 Cosmetic Botulinum Toxin Injection Patient Education
07/15/2011 Hemorrhoids Patient Education
12/01/2009 Common Cosmetic Procedures Patient Education
02/15/2009 Ingrown Toenails Patient Education
01/15/2005 Nosebleeds Patient Education
03/15/2001 Endometrial Biopsy Patient Education

From FamilyDoctor.org

AAFP's Patient Information Resource

Bartholin's Gland Cyst
Biopsy
Breast Cyst Aspiration
Circumcision
Colposcopy
Intrauterine Device (IUD)
Joint and Soft Tissue Injections
Spirometry
Ultrasound During Pregnancy
Vasectomy: What to Expect

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