Musculoskeletal Care

Jan 1, 2008 Issue
Clavicle Fractures [Article]

The clavicle is a common site for injury because of its superficial location, its thin midshaft, and the forces transmitted across it. Most clavicle fractures occur in the midshaft and can be treated nonoperatively; surgery is an option for those that have high potential for nonunion. Distal fractures can also be treated nonoperatively, although certain factors must be considered in children.

Dec 1, 2007 Issue
AAP Releases Recommendations on Overuse Injuries and Overtraining in Child Athletes [Practice Guidelines]

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released guidelines to assist in identifying and counseling children at risk of overuse injuries and overtraining syndrome.

Oct 1, 2007 Issue
Radiologic Evaluation of Chronic Foot Pain [Article]

Chronic foot pain is a common and often disabling clinical complaint that can interfere with a patient's routine activities. Despite careful and detailed clinical history and physical examination, providing an accurate diagnosis is often difficult because chronic foot pain has a broad spectrum of po...

Sep 15, 2007 Issue
Diagnosis and Management of Metatarsal Fractures [Article]

Patients with metatarsal fractures often present to primary care settings. Initial evaluation should focus on identifying any conditions that require emergent referral, such as neurovascular compromise and open fractures. The fracture should then be characterized and treatment initiated. Referral is...

Sep 15, 2007 Issue
Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis [Article]

Lateral epicondylitis is a common overuse syndrome of the extensor tendons of the forearm. It is sometimes called tennis elbow, although it can occur with many activities. The condition affects men and women equally and is more common in persons 40 years or older. Despite the prevalence of lateral e...

Jul 1, 2007 Issue
Dupuytren's Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment [Article]

Dupuytren's disease is a progressive condition that causes the fibrous tissue of the palmar fascia to shorten and thicken. The disease is common in men older than 40 years; in persons of Northern European descent; and in persons who smoke, use alcohol, or have diabetes. Patients present with a small...

Mar 1, 2007 Issue
Tennis Elbow [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for tennis elbow?

Feb 1, 2007 Issue
Braces and Splints for Musculoskeletal Conditions [Article]

Braces and splints can be useful for acute injuries, chronic conditions, and the prevention of injury. There is good evidence to support the use of some braces and splints; others are used because of subjective reports from patients, relatively low cost, and few adverse effects, despite limited data...

Jan 15, 2007 Issue
Management of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome [Article]

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is the most common cause of knee pain in the outpatient setting. It is caused by imbalances in the forces controlling patellar tracking during knee flexion and extension, particularly with overloading of the joint. Risk factors include overuse, trauma, muscle dysf...

Dec 1, 2006 Issue
A Patient with Dyspnea and Swollen, Painful Wrists [Photo Quiz]

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

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