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Article gives a brief overview of musculoskeletal ultrasound, including diagnostic and therapeutic applications in musculoskeletal medicine
Fundamentally, the screening panel recommended in this article is intended to distinguish a severe, chronic pain patient from a mild or moderate chronic pain patient.
If you attended medical school more than twenty years ago, you may be unfamiliar with the significance of cytokines in modern medicine. As an example of current interest in the topic, there are almost five million hits on this subject on Google and 419,000 on Pubmed.
Isokinetic computerized dynamometry provides objective, reproducible, and valid measurements in clinical decision making regarding return to sport, return to work, and impairment and disability assessments.
A comparison of effect sizes of commonly used patient self-report pain instruments provides an objective ranking of such tools.
Innovative ways to identify patients with severe, chronic pain and assess effective pain control by various standardized, objective measures to monitor clinical progress. On monitoring patient compliance.
Practical application of neuropostural evaluations for the chronic pain patient are discussed. Basic principles and the first three tests in the P.A.N.E. process are also discussed.
Article highlights muscle physiology, kinetics, assessment, and rehabilitation. Also, a review of some basic science, homeostasis, functional specialization, resting and activity tonus, objective methodology in assessment, and rehabilitation considerations are discussed.
Research currently supports the use of diagnostic ultrasound imaging for shoulder pain, including shoulder lesions and partial thickness rotator cuff tears.
The use of force plate technology provides new insight into potential sources of foot and/or leg pain by providing pathoanatomical visualization of foot pressure patterns, foot velocity, and motion characteristics.
Considerations of muscular relationships in pain management based on Surface Electromyographic (SEMG) Studies. Focuses on shoulder pain/shoulder dysfunction.
Patients at risk for painful fractures due to bone loss can benefit from dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) testing that can numerically assess subtle changes in bone mineral density over time.
Cardiac CT
Dual Modality Imaging
A synopsis of the clinical applications and complementarities between two predominant motor testing modalities for musculoskeletal dysfunction: needle and surface EMG.
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