To repair or not to repair? Dr. Arun Ramappa discusses the clinical data looking at whether patients who undergo surgery for a torn rotator cuff have better clinical outcomes than those who do not.
In this Clinical Corner, Dr. Visco outlines a practical approach to diagnosis and management of calcific tendinitis of the shoulder.
Christopher Visco, Director of Sports Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center, provides an update on shoulder pathology diagnosis and management for primary care clinicians. Dr. Visco reviews the musculoskeletal causes of shoulder pain and dysfunction and includes a review of the anatomy and function of the rotator cuff. Common diagnoses will be reviewed, along with strategies for rapid identification and triage of musculoskeletal findings. Management includes decision making for non-surgical versus surgical care and medication.
This activity will review hand and shoulder disorders commonly seen in the outpatient setting. Dr. Day will review basic hand anatomy and fundamental surface landmarks that are important for diagnoses of hand and wrist pain. Terminology and axes of motion will also be reviewed. Common hand conditions and how to perform physical examinations for those conditions will be discussed in length, along with treatment options. Dr. Ramappa will review the recommended procedure for physical examination for shoulder injuries. He will discuss the differentiating characteristics of shoulder and neck pathology as well as treatment and management options for shoulder disorders.