FP Essentials™

Problems With Large Joints

Edition #446 | July 2016

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  • Evaluate a patient with a suspected meniscal tear using physical examination.
  • Assess whether a patient with an acute knee injury requires x-rays.
  • Diagnose greater trochanteric pain syndrome using the history and physical examination.
  • Describe the clinical syndrome of femoroacetabular impingement.
  • Evaluate a patient with shoulder pain for shoulder impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tear, and frozen shoulder using the history and physical examination.
  • Treat a patient with a rotator cuff tear based on patient age and onset of the injury.
  • Identify effective rehabilitation prescriptions based on the key principles of rehabilitation.
  • Effectively coordinate care with a rehabilitation team.
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