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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