Musculoskeletal Care

Feb 15, 1998 Issue
Management of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome and Rotator Cuff Tears [Article]

Rotator cuff impingement syndrome and associated rotator cuff tears are commonly encountered shoulder problems. Symptoms include pain, weakness and loss of motion. Causes of impingement include acromioclavicular joint arthritis, calcified coracoacromial ligament, structural abnormalities of the acro...

Feb 1, 1998 Issue
The Injured Ankle [Article]

Ankle injuries are common presenting complaints in both emergency departments and family physicians' offices. Approximately 1 million ankle injuries occur annually in the United States; most of them are sprains resulting from inversion injuries. Treatment options differ according to the grade of inj...

Jan 15, 1998 Issue
Commonly Missed Orthopedic Problems [Article]

When not diagnosed early and managed appropriately, common musculoskeletal injuries may result in long-term disabling conditions. Anterior cruciate ligament tears are some of the most common knee ligament injuries. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis may present with little or no hip pain, and subtle ...

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