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Musculoskeletal Care

Sep 1, 2003 Issue
Evaluation of Patients Presenting with Knee Pain: Part II. Differential Diagnosis [Article]

Knee pain is a common presenting complaint with many possible causes. An awareness of certain patterns can help the family physician identify the underlying cause more efficiently. Teenage girls and young women are more likely to have patellar tracking problems such as patellar subluxation and patel...


Aug 1, 2003 Issue
Lower Extremity Abnormalities in Children [Article]

Rotational and angular problems are two types of lower extremity abnormalities common in children. Rotational problems include intoeing and out-toeing. Intoeing is caused by one of three types of deformity: metatarsus adductus, internal tibial torsion, and increased femoral anteversion. Out-toeing i...


Mar 15, 2003 Issue
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injection of the Shoulder Region [Article]

The shoulder is the site of multiple injuries and inflammatory conditions that lend themselves to diagnostic and therapeutic injection. Joint injection should be considered after other therapeutic interventions such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, physical therapy, and activity-modification...


Jan 1, 2003 Issue
Tarsal Navicular Stress Fractures [Article]

Stress fractures of the tarsal navicular bone are being recognized with increasing frequency in physically active persons. Diagnosis is commonly delayed, and outcome often suffers because physicians lack familiarity with the condition. Navicular stress fractures typically present in a running athlet...


Dec 1, 2002 Issue
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injection of the Elbow Region [Article]

Joint injection of the elbow is a useful diagnostic and therapeutic tool for the family physician. In this article, the injection procedures for the elbow joint, medial and lateral epicondylitis, and olecranon bursitis are reviewed. Persistent pain related to inflammatory conditions responds well to...


Oct 15, 2002 Issue
Knee Joint Aspiration and Injection [Article]

Knee joint aspiration and injection are performed to aid in diagnosis and treatment of knee joint diseases. The knee joint is the most common and the easiest joint for the physician to aspirate. One approach involves insertion of a needle 1 cm above and 1 cm lateral to the superior lateral aspect of...


Sep 1, 2002 Issue
Foot Fractures That Are Frequently Misdiagnosed As Ankle Sprains [Article]

Most ankle injuries are straightforward ligamentous injuries. However, the clinical presentation of subtle fractures can be similar to that of ankle sprains, and these fractures are frequently missed on initial examination. Fractures of the talar dome may be medial or lateral, and they are usually t...


Aug 15, 2002 Issue
Percutaneous Vertebroplasty: New Treatment for Vertebral Compression Fractures [Article]

Interventional radiologists have been performing image-guided spinal procedures for many years. Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a newer technique in which a medical grade cement is injected though a needle into a painful fractured vertebral body. This stabilizes the fracture, allowing most patients t...


Jul 15, 2002 Issue
Joint and Soft Tissue Injection [Article]

Injection techniques are helpful for diagnosis and therapy in a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Diagnostic indications include the aspiration of fluid for analysis and the assessment of pain relief and increased range of motion as a diagnostic tool. Therapeutic indications include the de...


May 1, 2002 Issue
Common Conditions of the Achilles Tendon [Article]

The Achilles tendon, the largest tendon in the body, is vulnerable to injury because of its limited blood supply and the combination of forces to which it is subjected. Aging and increased activity (particularly velocity sports) increase the chance of injury to the Achilles tendon. Although conditio...


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