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Musculoskeletal Ranks in the Top 10 in Primary Care Visits

Musculoskeletal disorders are perhaps a surprise as the fourth leading diagnostic category in primary care. Key facts and figures here.

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With a growing shortfall of rheumatologists, primary care may play a greater role in the initiation of long-term therapy. Part 3 of a Special Report.

RA symptoms invisible but harmful, mortality increases with RA, plus 6 more highlights from recent RA studies of interest to primary care.

Primary care physicians may contribute to improved outcomes by recognizing the signs and symptoms early on. Part 2 of a Special Report.

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This Special Report details the expanding role PCPs can play in serving an increasingly underserved population.

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For key facts and figures about musculoskeletal disorders, perhaps a surprise as the fourth leading diagnostic category in primary care, see the pages that follow.

Brief exposure to a variety of modifiable factors—physical and psychosocial—increases the risk of back pain.

While demonstrating his retro dance moves, a 31-year-old injures his knee doing “the Twist.” Now he can barely walk. Would you order an x-ray?

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