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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Stress Fractures and Overuse Injuries in Runners

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Overview / Abstract:

After completing this CME module, participants will be able to

1. Describe the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of some common causes of leg pain in running athletes: stress fractures, iliotibial band friction syndrome, medial tibial stress syndrome, and Achilles tendinitis/tendinosis.
2. Identify extrinsic and intrinsic risk factors for stress fractures in running athletes.
3. Explain the role of abnormal foot and leg biomechanics in the etiology of leg pain in running athletes.
4. Apply patient history questions and physical examination tests for a differential diagnosis of leg pain in running athletes.
5. Recognize and describe the radiologic features of stress fractures, iliotibial band friction syndrome, medial tibial stress syndrome, and Achilles tendinopathy, and apply these in the differential diagnosis of leg pain in running athletes.

Expiration

Mar 01, 2013

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

Joseph A. Bosco, MD, Faculty Chair

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Orthopedics

Keywords / Search Terms

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Stress Fractures and Overuse Injuries in Runners

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