Fingers to Toes 2011: A Musculoskeletal Clinical Correlation Conference

May 6-7

T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building
Auditorium (NG3.112),
6001 Forest Park

Who should attend?

This conference will be valuable to any physician who has an interest in musculoskeletal medicine including orthopaedic surgeons, family physicians, pediatricians, and internal medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation and emergency medicine physicians. Athletic trainers, physical therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, chiropractors, and other athletic and allied health professionals will also find this course to be valuable.
Topics Include:

  • Understanding the pertinent anatomy of the elbow, wrist, hand, lumbar spine, hip and knee in relation to common injuries
  • Evaluating, diagnosing and treating patients with common sprains, strains, and fractures of the elbow, wrist, hand, lumbar spine, hip and knee
  • Ordering and interpreting plain radiographs of common injuries of the elbow, wrist, hand, lumbar spine, hip and knee
Credit: Up to 15 Category 1 Credits

The need for this course has been determined based on previous course evaluations of the annual Fingers to Toes course 2010, as well as needs assessment performed in the design of the 2010 program. The evaluations from the DFW Sports Medicine Journal Club and UT Southwestern Musculoskeletal examination workshops have also served for basis for the curriculum. The content of this course is based on current issues and controversies in musculoskeletal medicine

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  • Evaluate and treat patients with osteoporosis and rheumatologic disorders
  • Assess children with spine, elbow, wrist, hand, hip and knee conditions and know when referral to a specialist is indicated.
  • Knowing when to refer patients for surgery for elbow, wrist, hand, lumbar spine, hip and knee
Course Directors

Robert J. Dimeff, MD
Professor, Sports Medicine

Kevin Gill, MD
Professor, Spine Surgery