Primary Care Orthopaedics

Primary care providers are often on the front lines when it comes to the initial diagnosis and management of orthopaedic problems. The University of Chicago Primary Care Orthopaedics online CME course details how to diagnose the most common conditions, with lectures and demonstration workshops covering trauma, spine, foot and ankle, pediatrics, sports medicine, upper extremity, and adult hip and knee. It will help you to better:
  • Employ physical exams to help determine next steps
  • Select optimal imaging modalities and interpret x-rays and MRIs
  • Splint and immobilize both upper and lower extremeties
  • Distinguish whether a patient should be referred to an orthopaedist
  • Initiate non-operative management of common orthopaedic conditions
  • And more…
This presentation was originally recorded at the 26th Annual Primary Care Orthopaedics conference, October 14-16, 2020, in Chicago, IL.
Medium: Online Presentation

Commercial Support: This CME certified activity has not requested or received any support or funding from commercial interests. This includes, but is not limited to, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for primary care and family physicians, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, athletic trainers, and other healthcare professionals dedicated to the diagnosis and management of common orthopaedic injuries and illnesses.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe how to diagnose common problems in the following orthopaedic areas: trauma, spine, foot and ankle, pediatrics, sports medicine, upper extremity, and adult hip and knee;
  • Distinguish patients who should generally be referred to an orthopaedist from those best treated by a primary caregiver;
  • Outline how to initiate non-operative management of common orthopaedic conditions;
  • Name key elements of the orthopaedic physical examination and how to employ them;
  • Select the optimal imaging modalities for common orthopaedic problems;
  • Analyze how a team approach to interdisciplinary care of orthopaedic problems can improve patient care.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
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Available credit: 
  • 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 23.25 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
  Michael J. Lee, MD
  Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine

  Sherwin S.W. Ho, MD
  Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine
  Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program



Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Board of Internal Medicine MOC Part II Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 23.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
Other Healthcare Professions Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
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