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Musculoskeletal Care

Aug 1, 2010 Issue
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis: Diagnosis and Management [Article]

Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is the most common hip disorder in adolescents, and it has a prevalence of 10.8 cases per 100,000 children. It usually occurs in children eight to 15 years of age, and it is one of the most commonly missed diagnoses in children. Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is ...


Jul 1, 2010 Issue
Hip Pain Without Injury [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Nov 15, 2009 Issue
Common Forearm Fractures in Adults [Article]

Many forearm fractures are managed in the primary care setting. Definitive treatment ranges from functional bracing to surgical fixation. Indications for referral include open fractures, joint dislocation or instability, and neurovascular injury.


Nov 15, 2009 Issue
Tendinopathies of the Foot and Ankle [Article]

This article provides an overview of the various types of tendinopathies affecting the foot and ankle, and outlines diagnosis and treatment of specific injuries.


Sep 15, 2009 Issue
Costochondritis: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Costochondritis, an inflammation of costochondral junctions of ribs or chondrosternal joints of the anterior chest wall, is a common condition seen in patients presenting to the physician's office and emergency department. Palpation of the affected chondrosternal joints of the chest wall elicits ten...


Sep 1, 2009 Issue
Diagnosis and Treatment of Biceps Tendinitis and Tendinosis [Article]

Biceps tendinitis is inflammation of the tendon around the long head of the biceps muscle. Biceps tendinosis is caused by degeneration of the tendon from athletics requiring overhead motion or from the normal aging process. Inflammation of the biceps tendon in the bicipital groove, which is known as...


Sep 1, 2009 Issue
Splints and Casts: Indications and Methods [Article]

Management of a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions requires the use of a cast or splint. Splints are noncircumferential immobilizers that accommodate swelling. This quality makes splints ideal for the management of a variety of acute musculoskeletal conditions in which swelling is anticipate...


Apr 1, 2009 Issue
Chronic Neck Pain [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.


Jan 1, 2009 Issue
Principles of Casting and Splinting [Article]

The ability to properly apply casts and splints is a technical skill easily mastered with practice and an understanding of basic principles. The initial approach to casting and splinting requires a thorough assessment of the injured extremity for proper diagnosis. Once the need for immobilization is...


Aug 1, 2008 Issue
Choosing a Skeletal Muscle Relaxant [Article]

Skeletal muscle relaxants are widely used in treating musculoskeletal conditions. However, evidence of their effectiveness consists mainly of studies with poor methodologic design. In addition, these drugs have not been proven to be superior to acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs f...


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