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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Recognition and Treatment of Leg Pain in Athletes

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After completing this CME module, participants will be able to

1. Discuss the musculature and vasculature of the lower leg as it relates to the differential diagnosis and treatment of chronic leg pain in athletes.
2. Recognize and explain the role of abnormal foot and leg biomechanics in the etiology of chronic leg pain in running athletes.
3. Apply patient history questions and physical examination tests for a differential diagnosis of chronic leg pain in running athletes.
4. Describe the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of the most common causes of chronic leg pain in athletes: medial tibial stress syndrome, stress fracture, chronic exertional compartment syndrome, and popliteal artery entrapment syndrome.

Expiration

Jun 22, 2012

Discipline(s)

Physician CME

Format

Online

Cost

$45-$90

Credits / Hours

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Mark R. Hutchinson, MD, Faculty Chair

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Orthopedics

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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Recognition and Treatment of Leg Pain in Athletes

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