Musculoskeletal Injection Techniques

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Instructor: Tom Bush

Length: 3 hours

This program focuses on the identification and treatment of common musculoskeletal conditions that respond well to local corticosteroid injection. Participants will carry out a focused musculoskeletal examination and will review common diagnostic tests that are used to evaluate musculoskeletal complaints. The program will incorporate a multimodal approach to treatment that includes local injection, recommendations for physical therapy and pharmacologic treatment.

    At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
  • Identify common musculoskeletal conditions amenable to local corticosteroid injection
  • Perform focused physical exam to diagnose intra-articular and soft tissue conditions of the hand, shoulder, hip and knee.
  • List specialized tests used in the evaluation of common musculoskeletal complaints.
  • Describe signs of osteoarthritis on a plain radiograph
  • Discuss the value of a multimodal approach to treatment including injection, physical therapy and pharmacologic treatment.
  • Perform musculoskeletal injections in a simulated environment.

Audience: Primary care clinicians including NPs, PAs and MDs