Industrial Medicine and Acute Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation. 1. Diagnostic Testing in Industrial and Acute Musculoskeletal Injuries

Carolinas Medical Center University, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Impact Factor: 2.57). 04/2007; 88(3 Suppl 1):S3-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2006.12.008
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This self-directed learning module reviews the history and physical examination of common acute musculoskeletal conditions that occur in the occupational setting. It is part of the industrial medicine and acute musculoskeletal rehabilitation study guide in the Self-Directed Physiatric Education Program for practitioners and trainees in physical medicine and rehabilitation. This article presents case vignettes to review the diagnostic evaluation of heel pain, whiplash, repetitive strain injuries, and low back pain. OVERALL ARTICLE OBJECTIVE: To understand the important components of a history, physical examination, and concise diagnostic testing when evaluating acute industrial and musculoskeletal injuries.

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