Track: OEM Clinical Practice
Nicholas F. Tsourmas, MD*, Southwest Orthopedic Group, Austin, TX
A. Nelson Avery, MD*, Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Medicine, Round Rock, TX
Hands-on-orthopedics is what should be learned before graduating medical school as far as a pertinent and complete musculoskeletal examination of the 4 or 5 diagnoses that are most common for each body area. The session is targeted towards physicians who deal with musculoskeletal ailments on a regular basis and wish to adjust and tune-up their physical examination skills. Approximately 4 or 5 of the most common diagnoses for each body area will be discussed as to pathophysiology, physical exam diagnoses and current treatment. This is a hands-on course and attendees will be expected to perform certain physical exam maneuvers on the person sitting next to them or a person of choice. The first half will be upper extremities. The second half will address the lower extremities.