Orthopedics Symposium for the Primary-Care Physician
Friday, September 6, 2013
According to the Center for Disease Control, participation in sports, recreation and exercise (SRE) activities is increasingly popular and widespread in American culture, providing many healthcare benefits. However, more than 10,000 people receive emergency room treatment each year as a result of injuries from participating in these activities. The injury may be acute,– a sprained ankle or a broken wrist, or it may be the result of too many repetitions of the same movement – regardless, the outcome calls for diagnosis and treatment of an SRE related injury to the musculoskeletal system.
This year’s Orthopedics Symposium for the Primary-Care Physician, taking place in Glaser Auditorium on Friday, September 6th, will focus on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of SRE related musculoskeletal injuries in the primary-care setting. Presentations by experts will focus on evidence-based best-practices for the prevention, evaluation, diagnosis and management of common musculoskeletal disorders caused by SRE related injuries, as well as ordering appropriate radiologic tests. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions after each didactic presentation.
Hands-on afternoon workshops will provide the opportunity for attendees to ‘Learn from the Experts’ the best-practices for evaluation of common musculoskeletal complaints resulting from SRE related injuries or receive expert instruction on the ‘Ins and Outs of Joint Injection and Arthrocentesis Around the Shoulder and Knee Using Cadaveric Specimens of the Shoulder and Knee’.