Musculoskeletal disorders are perhaps a surprise as the fourth leading diagnostic category in primary care. Key facts and figures here.
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.
Primary care physicians may contribute to improved outcomes by recognizing the signs and symptoms early on. Part 2 of a Special Report.
This Special Report details the expanding role PCPs can play in serving an increasingly underserved population.
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?
Psoriatic arthritis can be treated with the new TNF-alpha inhibitor biologic drugs, etanercept, adalimumab, or infliximab.
Red face. Roseacea? Lupus? Sunburn? No, it's seborrheic dermatitis. Here's how to tell.
What physical and radiologic clues suggest that surgical replacement of the knee may be indicated? Here, Dr. Bill Walter, an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement, walks you through the details.