A Handy Guide: How to Identify and Manage Common Upper Extremity Conditions

When patients present with pain, weakness or numbness in fingers, wrists or elbows, providers need efficient paths to diagnosis and initiating care. This talk from orthopedic surgeon Gopal Lalchandani, MD, offers help with distinguishing everyday tendinopathies, arthritic conditions and nerve disorders. Learn simple exam-room tests for carpal tunnel syndrome; how trigger finger typically looks on exam; and conservative firstline treatments – from bracing to steroid injections – for tennis elbow, thumb arthritis and other problems frequently seen in primary care. Bonus: Tips on when to consider surgical referral.


May 17, 2024

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UCSF MedConnection

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