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Musculoskeletal Care

May 15, 2019 Issue
Apophysitis and Osteochondrosis: Common Causes of Pain in Growing Bones [Article]

Apophysitis and osteochondrosis are common causes of pain in growing bones. Apophysitis is responsible for a large percentage of visits by school-aged children to a health care professional each year for a sports injury. Osteochondrosis diseases are less common. Most apophysitis disorders are self-resolving with conservative management, and many osteochondrosis disorders may resolve with a period of relative rest and close monitoring.


May 1, 2019 Issue
Denosumab for Reducing Risk of Fractures in Postmenopausal Women [Medicine by the Numbers]

Denosumab appears to be effective in reducing the risk of vertebral and nonvertebral fractures in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. Treatment with denosumab does not increase the risk of cancer or death but might increase the risk of infection. However, more studies are required.


Apr 1, 2019 Issue
Testicular Cancer, Onset of Labor, Respiratory Tract Infection, Thyroid Cancer, Running Injuries [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.


Feb 1, 2019 Issue
Decompression Surgery No More Effective Than Exercise for Shoulder Impingement Syndrome [POEMs]

Despite being one of the most common orthopedic surgeries performed, subacromial decompression is not significantly better than physical therapy to treat patients with pain and limited function caused by shoulder impingement.


Nov 15, 2018 Issue
Braces and Splints for Common Musculoskeletal Conditions [Article]

Find out how to choose the appropriate brace or splint for your patient’s condition, and to determine the correct size, fit, and duration of use. Selecting an inappropriate brace or splint may lead to delayed healing or further injury.


Oct 15, 2018 Issue
Newborn with a Hyperextended Knee [Photo Quiz]

The initial examination of an infant was notable for passive hyperextension at right knee but otherwise full range of motion.


May 15, 2018 Issue
Hyperpronation Method for Reduction of Nursemaid's Elbow [Medicine by the Numbers]

Although data are limited, the results have consistently shown a higher rate of success with first attempt reduction of nursemaids' elbow when the hyperpronation method was used. For other outcomes, including pain and adverse effects such as bruising, no conclusions could be drawn because the quality of evidence was poor.


May 1, 2018 Issue
Top 20 Research Studies of 2017 for Primary Care Physicians [Article]

The latest installment of the top 20 research studies for primary care physicians includes studies on cardiovascular disease and hypertension, infections, diabetes mellitus, musculoskeletal problems, and cancer screening, among other topics. The five highest-rated practice guidelines are also summarized.


May 1, 2018 Issue
Lumbar Fusion of Variable Value Based on Treating Diagnosis, with Significant Complication Rates [POEMs]

Lumbar fusion for degenerative spinal disease appears to be most beneficial for patients undergoing the procedure for spondylolisthesis, but it is of little clear benefit for patients with other indications, such as spinal stenosis or chronic back pain.


Apr 15, 2018 Issue
Common Running Injuries: Evaluation and Management [Article]

Most running injuries are due to overuse and typically respond to conservative treatment. Learn which tests can help diagnose patellar tendinopathy, patellofemoral pain syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciopathy, and tibial and hamstring injuries, and the recommended treatments for each condition.


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