Primary Care Orthopaedics
- 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…
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.
- 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.
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