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Musculoskeletal Care

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.


Nov 15, 2006 Issue
Acute Ankle Sprain: An Update [Article]

Acute ankle injury, a common musculoskeletal injury, can cause ankle sprains. Some evidence suggests that previous injuries or limited joint flexibility may contribute to ankle sprains. The initial assessment of an acute ankle injury should include questions about the timing and mechanism of the inj...


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...


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