Patients with MSK complaints very commonly present to primary care offices. Many imaging options are possible, including x-ray, ultrasound, CT, MRI, and bone scan. There is often pressure from patients to order some test - so often a MRI or U/S is ordered. This interactive talk will focus on common extremity complaints that present to your family medicine office and review assessment and imaging strategies (including no imaging at all!) that allow for optimal, informed care of our patients, while still being mindful of efficient use of our healthcare resources.
Staff Physician, Emerg Dept and Fracture Clinic, North York General Hospital, Toronto
Assoc Professor, DFCM, U of T
Dr. Arun Sayal is an emergency physician, works in the Fracture Clinic and is an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He works at North York General Hospital, a busy community teaching hospital in Toronto. There he has worked in the ED since 1993 and has run a weekly Minor Fracture Clinic for the past 12 years. With pearls learned from orthopedic surgeons, he created and developed CASTED in 2008. CASTED is a series of hands-on orthopedic courses that have been presented over 250 times across Canada. Dr. Sayal has won over a dozen teaching and CPD awards at the local, university and national levels, including the PARO Award and the CFPC’s CPD Award for providing its members with an outstanding educational experience. He is honoured to speak again at this year’s ASA.
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