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Primary Care Orthopaedics – Harvard Medical School
May 2, 2016 - May 3, 2016$575
It has been estimated that one-third of symptoms reported to primary care physicians is musculoskeletal, and the vast majority of musculoskeletal disease is evaluated by a primary care, urgent care, or occupational medicine provider before patients are ever seen by a specialist.
The goal of this course is to address the outpatient care of common musculoskeletal problems by primary care providers. The diagnosis and non-surgical management of musculoskeletal disorders will be covered in lectures, case discussions, and video demonstrations of examination and injection techniques. In addition, optional workshops in splinting and casting and interpretation of radiological studies will be available to participants.
In participating in this course, the audience will be able to discuss the relationship between the anatomy and injury of specific anatomical areas; describe the initial management of many orthopedic problems, both acute and chronic; and be more familiar with how to conduct and interpret musculoskeletal physical examinations.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Understand the relationship between human anatomy and orthopedic injury
- Conduct and interpret basic musculoskeletal exams
- Offer initial management of many acute and chronic orthopedic injuries and complaints
This course would be suitable for any health provider that provides first line care of musculoskeletal problems, including internal medical doctors, family practitioners, nurse practitioners, occupational medical specialists, physiatrists, and providers that work in emergency or urgent care settings.