What are the red flags in musculoskeletal complaints which indicate a more serious condition necessitating immediate referral?

Week 5: Open Forum Discussion
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Looking back at this week’s content, ask yourself the following:
What are the red flags in musculoskeletal complaints which indicate a more serious condition necessitating immediate referral?
What are the physical exam findings associated with each condition which allow me to make a clinical diagnosis?
What are the treatment options for each condition starting with the most conservative approach?
Week 5: Reading
Due Aug 8 by 11:59pm Points None
Dunphy, L. M., Winland-Brown, J., Porter, B., & Thomas, D. (2019). Primary Care-The art and science of Advanced Practice Nursing-An interprofessional approach 5th ed. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis
Chapter 52: Common Musculoskeletal Complaints
Chapter 53: Spinal Disorders
Chapter 54: Soft-Tissue Disorders
Textbooks and Resources
Required Textbooks
The following books are required for this course:
Dunphy, L.M., Winland-Brown, J. E., Porter, B.O. & Thomas, D.J. (2019). Primary care-The art and science of advanced practice nursing-An interprofessional approach. (5th ed.). F.A. Davis.
This textbook is available as an e-book and can be accessed from the module view.
American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000

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