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Joint Pain

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Joseph Mort
  1. Develop a differential diagnosis for a patient presenting with joint pain organized by the number and type of joints involved.
  2. Based on a patient’s presentation, determine whether joint pain is articular vs nonarticular and inflammatory versus noninflammatory.
  3. List the initial diagnostic tests to order for a patient presenting with joint pain.
  4. Identify the role of arthrocentesis in the diagnosis of joint pain and be able to interpret a synovial fluid analysis.
  5. Choose the correct diagnostic imaging modality to evaluate joint pain based on the patient’s clinical presentation.
  6. Explain the treatment for common causes of joint pain.
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AccessMedicine > Symptom to Diagnosis: An Evidence-Based Guide, 3e > Joint Pain
AccessMedicine > Clinician's Pocket Reference: The Scut Monkey, 11e > Chapter 3. Differential Diagnosis: Symptoms, Signs, and Conditions > Arthritis
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