[The Physician and Sportsmedicine]

Continuing Sportsmedicine Education

THE PHYSICIAN AND SPORTSMEDICINE - VOL 26 - NO. 12 - DECEMBER 1998

This and every month, The Physician and Sportsmedicine brings you practical information for treating your active patients. Read the learning objectives below--then take the test to earn CME credit.


read pages 37-44,
Acing Common Skin Problems in Tennis Players
and learn to:
  • Prevent and treat tennis toe, talon noir, acne mechanica, blisters, calluses, and sunburn.

read pages 45-52,
Exercise and Menopause: A Time for Positive Changes
and learn to:

  • Identify problems that exercise has been shown to help relieve or prevent in midlife women.
  • Prescribe an appropriate exercise program for midlife women.
  • Recommend adequate daily intakes of calcium and vitamin D for middle-aged women.

read pages 53-56,
Pulmonary Embolism: Sifting the Risk Factors
and learn to:

  • Identify the most common heritable and acquired causes of thrombophilia in young women.
  • Help postthrombosis patients return safely to sports activity.

read pages 59-61,
Imaging Quiz: Posterior Ankle Pain in a Recreational Athlete
and learn to:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of os trigonum syndrome.
  • Identify the most useful imaging studies for diagnosing os trigonum syndrome.
  • Distinguish os trigonum syndrome from other ankle disorders.

read pages 73-74,
Exercise Adviser: Pain-Free Feet: Helpful Hints for Runners
and learn to:

  • Advise novice and seasoned runners about how to maintain healthy feet.

read pages 75-76,
Clinical Techniques: Shoulder Stability Testing Using the Lateral Decubitus Position
and learn to:

  • Use the lateral decubitus position effectively in examining patients for shoulder instability.


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This page was updated December 2, 1998 by Ann Harste and Joel Gatheridge.