Neck and Shoulder Conditions for the Primary Care Physician: Diagnosis, Exam and Imaging

Venue: Hospital for Special Surgery

Location: New York, New York, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 06, 2006 End Date/Time: Apr 06, 2006
Registration Date: Apr 05, 2006
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Each year, shoulder pain accounts for a third of musculoskeletal consultations in primary care. A majority of these shoulder conditions involve the soft tissues, muscles, ligaments, and tendons, rather than bones. Reported problems fall into three major categories: tendinitis/bursitis, injury/instability, and arthritis. In some cases, the perception of shoulder pain can actually be attributed to a neck condition. As a result of injury, strain, overuse, or aging, approximately two thirds of adults will experience neck pain at some point in life. In fact, some industries credit neck related disorders for as many work absences as low back pain.

Determining the source of the problem is essential to recommending the right method of treatment. It is imperative, therefore, that the Primary Care Provider understand the essentials of the diagnosis and management of the patient with musculoskeletal, traumatic, degenerative, and inflammatory conditions of the shoulder or neck. Current imaging, therapeutic, and state-of-the-art surgical techniques will also be addressed during this evening symposium.

TARGET AUDIENCE -- This program is designed for Primary Care Providers, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Residents, Fellows, and Medical Students.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES -- At the conclusion of the course, the participant should be able to:
1. Identify the symptoms, physical signs, and imaging findings in neck and shoulder orthopaedic and rheumatologic conditions
2. Understand current medical and surgical therapeutic strategies for the patients with neck and shoulder orthopaedic and rheumatologic conditions
3. Employ specialist services in the team care approach to patients with neck and shoulder orthopaedic or rheumatologic conditions


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