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Diagnosis and Management of Acute Joint Pain in the Emergency Department

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Episode 65

Date: 01/01/2021 | Length: 45:40

 

Show Notes

  • Why joint pain?
  • Differential diagnosis
    • Monoarticular vs polyarticular presentation (Figure 1)
    • Infectious, degenerative, autoimmune, crystal deposition, reactive, traumatic
    • Septic arthritis
      • Bimodal incidence
      • Risks
      • Septic arthritis is polyarticular in 15% to 20% of cases, and in these cases, the mortality is high
    • Gonococcal
      • Highest risk
      • Commonly affected joints
      • Symptomatic or asymptomatic infection
    • Lyme arthritis
    • Viral (Zika, chikungunya, human parvovirus B19, hepatitis_
    • Degenerative osteoarthritis
    • Autoimmune
    • Gout
    • CPPD
  • Prehospital
  • History (Tables 2 and 4)
  • Physical examination
  • Labs: do we need them?
  • Imaging
  • Arthrocentesis (Table 5)
  • Treatment
  • Special Populations
    • Prostheses
    • Immunocompromised
    • HIV
  • Clinical Pathway
 

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Authors

Rachel Sullivan, MD

Peer Reviewed By

Jared Ham, MD; John Kiel, DO, MPH, CAQSM

Publication Date

January 1, 2022

CME Expiration Date

February 1, 2025

Pub Med ID: 34919366

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