Fingers to Toes 2012
A Musculoskeletal Clinical Correlation Conference
Friday-Saturday, May 4-5, 2012
Purpose and Content
The purpose of this course is to provide the participants with a better understanding of common musculoskeletal conditions which affect children, adolescents, and adults. The course will cover pertinent anatomy and imaging of the cervical spine, shoulder, lower leg, ankle, and foot. Assessment and treatment of common injuries will be reviewed in detail.
A balanced program of didactic teaching, interactive discussion, case presentations, and hands-on examination workshops will meet the course objectives. Participants will be encouraged to join in these clinical discussions and to share their challenges in treating patients in their typical environment.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Identify the pertinent anatomy of the cervical spine, shoulder, lower leg, ankle and foot in relation to common injuries
- Examine, diagnose and treat patients with common sprains, strains, and fractures of the cervical spine, shoulder, lower leg, ankle, and foot
- Order and interpret plain radiographs of common injuries of the cervical spine, shoulder, lower leg, ankle, and foote
- Recognize when to refer patients for surgery for cervical spine, shoulder, lower leg, ankle, and foot disorders
- Manage children with cervical spine, shoulder, lower leg, ankle and foot conditions and recognize when referral to a specialist
Who Should Attend
- Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Family Practice Physicians
- Internal Medicine Physicians
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
- Emergency Medicine Physicians
- Physician Assistants
- Athletic Trainers
- Physical Therapists
- Nurse Practitioners
- Other Athletic and Allied Health Professionals
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credits for Physical Therapists, Certified Athletic Trainers, and the American Academy of Family Physicians are to be determined.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
UT Southwestern Medical Center is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 16 hours of Category A continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spend participating in the continuing education activity, BOC Provider number: P8318.
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Credits for Physical Therapy to be determined.
Conflict of Interest
It is the University of Texas Southwestern’s policy that participants in CME activities should be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the speaker’s presentation(s). Each speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement. The faculty members’ relationships will be disclosed in the course syllabus.
Discussion of Off-Label Use
Because this course is meant to educate physicians with what is currently in use and what may be available in the future, there may be “off-label” use discussed in the presentations. Speakers have been requested to inform the audience when off-label use is being discussed.