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Stanford University

Managing Shoulder Pain in the Clinic: What to Look for and When to Intervene

Stanford University via Stanford OpenEdx

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This CME activity is a refresher on relevant functional musculoskeletal anatomy and physical exam techniques of the shoulder. Using case examples as well as didactics, animated visualizations, and video demonstrations, this course is designed to elevate the practicing physician’s confidence in understanding the current evidence base in managing routinely encountered conditions of the shoulder. Specific indications and timing for intervention and practices including various injection techniques are highlighted. In addition to providing a solid foundation in both physical exam and interventional skills, the curriculum is intended to introduce the physician to the role of ultrasound as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool in assessing shoulder conditions.


Module 1. Introduction to Shoulder Anatomy and Pain
Module 2. Comprehensive Physical Exam of Shoulder
Module 3. Indications for Referrals
Module 4. Conservative Management of Shoulder Pain
Course Wrap-up
Resources and References

Taught by

Rebecca Dutton


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