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Musculoskeletal Care

Jun 15, 2015 Issue
Diagnosis and Nonsurgical Treatment of DDH in Infants Up to Six Months of Age: Recommendations from the AAOS [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has provided guidance, based on limited and moderate evidence, on diagnosing and nonsurgical treatments for developmental dysplasia of the hip in infants up to six months of age.


Jun 1, 2015 Issue
Management of Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

There are no clear evidence-based criteria to decide which patients should undergo operative vs. nonoperative management of acute Achilles tendon rupture.


May 1, 2015 Issue
No Long-Term Benefit of Arthroscopic Surgery for Meniscal Tears in Middle-Aged Persons [POEMs]

Arthroscopic repair of degenerative meniscal tears in middle-aged adults does not significantly improve long-term pain or function. Patients should do physical therapy and try to avoid surgery if possible.


Mar 1, 2015 Issue
Obesity and Joint Injuries in Children [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]

Lower extremity injuries are 18% more likely in overweight children, 24% more likely in obese children, and 34% more likely in extremely obese children when compared with normal weight peers. The risk of lower extremity fractures is also increased by 17% in overweight children, 23% in obese children...


Feb 15, 2015 Issue
Injection Equals Physical Therapy for Shoulder Impingement [POEMs]

Both physical therapy and corticosteroid injection decrease pain and disability by about 50% within one month of beginning treatment. However, average scores will not improve beyond that over the course of the year, and the average person will have pain, disability, and an altered quality of life on...


Dec 1, 2014 Issue
Epidural Steroid Injections Ineffective for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis [POEMs]

Epidural glucocorticoid injections are ineffective for lumbar spinal stenosis. Whether this will change practice for this lucrative procedure will be an interesting question.


Jun 1, 2014 Issue
Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the AAOS [Practice Guidelines]

This clinical guideline from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) updates the one previously published in 2008 and addresses treatment of symptomatic knee osteoarthritis in adults 19 years and older.


May 15, 2014 Issue
Nontraumatic Supraspinatus Tears: PT Is Equal to PT Plus Surgery at One Year [POEMs]

In this study, the long-term outcomes of adults with nontraumatic supraspinatus tears who are treated conservatively are similar to those of patients treated with two different surgical approaches.


Apr 15, 2014 Issue
Evaluation of Elbow Pain in Adults [Article]

Review the differential diagnosis of elbow pain by anatomic location.


Feb 1, 2014 Issue
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is the most common form of scoliosis, affecting approximately 2% to 4% of adolescents. The incidence of scoliosis is about the same in males and females; however, females have up to a 10-fold greater risk of curve progression. Although most youths with scoliosis will ...


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