Title: Internal Medicine – Orthopedics: Office Orthopedics; Ankle Sprains; Knee Injuries
Faculty: John W. Pendleton, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., Walter C. Taylor, M.D., Jennifer Maynard, M.D
Original Release Date: July 1, 2019 Expiration Date: July 1, 2022
TOPIC 1: Office Orthopedics in the Older Patient.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: EBM, COMP
- Recognize the common causes of acute low back pain in the elderly.
- Use evidence based maneuvers to assess the likelihood of a patient having spinal stenosis.
- Differentiate between the different metabolic pathways of the statins and relate how that would impact prescribing for patients on multiple other drugs.
- Use evidence based techniques to determine the likelihood of a patient having a rotator cuff tear.
TOPIC 2: Ankle Sprains.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: GL, COMP
- Discuss the use of the Ottawa Ankle Rules to determine if an x-ray is necessary after acute ankle injury
- Perform a competent ankle examination in a patient with ankle pain
- Describe the treatment of an athlete with a lateral ankle sprain
- Differentiate between a lateral ankle sprain and a high ankle sprain
- Discuss the differential diagnosis of ankle pain after acute injury
TOPIC 3: Common Knee Injuries.
Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to: COMP, EBM
- Recognize, evaluate, and understand evidence based treatment options for common knee injuries seen in primary care including:
- Ligament injures (MCL, LCL, ACL)
- Meniscal injuries
- Patellofemoral Pain syndrome