Conducting a virtual musculoskeletal examination

Master the intricacies of virtual musculoskeletal exams. In this lesson, you'll learn how to detect inflammation, assess mobility and strength, and conduct sensory and reflex examinations.

Stephanie Camaglia Reznick, MD
Stephanie Camaglia Reznick, MD
13th Nov 2023 • 1m read

Have you ever wondered how to conduct a thorough musculoskeletal examination online? While it might sound challenging, assessing your patient's musculoskeletal condition from a distance is possible. Here are a few tips that will help you in this process.

  • Key aspects: Ensure clear visibility, identify inflammation, and assess gait abnormalities.
  • Mobility and strength: Guide patients through movements, assess strength, and detect muscle imbalances.
  • Sensory tests: Use simple tools like cotton balls and ice to compare numbness areas.
  • Reflexes and imaging: Attempt reflex tests cautiously and consider imaging promptly if required.

Watch this lesson for the full guide to performing a virtual musculoskeletal examination remotely.

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