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Musculoskeletal Care

Nov 1, 2006 Issue
Asymmetry of the Thorax and Hypoplastic Hand [Photo Quiz]

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


Jul 15, 2006 Issue
Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Children: Part II. Rheumatic Causes [Article]

Primary care physicians should have a working knowledge of rheumatic diseases of childhood that manifest primarily as musculoskeletal pain. Children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis can present with painless joint inflammation and may have normal results on rheumatologic tests. Significant morbidi...


Jul 1, 2006 Issue
Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain in Children: Part I. Initial Evaluation [Article]

Musculoskeletal pain can be difficult for children to characterize. Primary care physicians must determine whether the pain may be caused by a systemic disease. Change in activity, constitutional symptoms such as fevers and fatigue, or abnormal examination findings without obvious etiology should ra...


Apr 1, 2006 Issue
Herniated Lumbar Disk [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of surgery and drug and nondrug treatments?


Mar 1, 2006 Issue
Acute Finger Injuries: Part I. Tendons and Ligaments [Article]

Improper diagnosis and treatment of finger injuries can cause deformity and dysfunction over time. A basic understanding of the complex anatomy of the finger and of common tendon and ligament injury mechanisms can help physicians properly diagnose and treat finger injuries. Evaluation includes a gen...


Mar 1, 2006 Issue
Acute Finger Injuries: Part II. Fractures, Dislocations, and Thumb Injuries [Article]

Family physicians can treat most finger fractures and dislocations, but when necessary, prompt referral to an orthopedic or hand surgeon is important to maximize future function. Examination includes radiography (oblique, anteroposterior, and true lateral views) and physical examination to detect fr...


Dec 1, 2005 Issue
Plantar Fasciitis: Evidence-Based Review of Diagnosis and Therapy [Article]

Plantar fasciitis causes heel pain in active as well as sedentary adults of all ages. The condition is more likely to occur in persons who are obese or in those who are on their feet most of the day. A diagnosis of plantar fasciitis is based on the patient's history and physical findings. The accura...


Nov 1, 2005 Issue
A Clinical Approach to Diagnosing Wrist Pain [Article]

A detailed history alone may lead to a specific diagnosis in approximately 70 percent of patients who have wrist pain. Patients who present with spontaneous onset of wrist pain, who have a vague or distant history of trauma, or whose activities consist of repetitive loading could be suffering from a...


Apr 15, 2005 Issue
Iliotibial Band Syndrome: A Common Source of Knee Pain [Article]

Iliotibial band syndrome is a common knee injury. The most common symptom is lateral knee pain caused by inflammation of the distal portion of the iliotibial band. The iliotibial band is a thick band of fascia that crosses the hip joint and extends distally to insert on the patella, tibia, and bicep...


Nov 15, 2004 Issue
Acute Shoulder Injuries [Article]

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body. The cost of such versatility is an increased risk of injury. It is important that family physicians understand the anatomy of the shoulder, mechanisms of injury, typical physical and radiologic findings, approach to management of injuries, and...


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