Stanford 25 Session: Shoulder Exam with Mark Genovese
February 18, 2014
Thank you to Dr. Genovese for leading last week’s Stanford 25 session on the shoulder exam. Dr. Genovese emphasized technique and the importance of the exam of the shoulder over imaging. He says the following: “Visualize, palpate, active range of motion, passive range of motion, assess rotator cuff against resistance, assess for impingement. Value of the shoulder exam is far more important than standard or advanced imaging.”
37 yr old male with a history of these lesions on his the back of his hands for the past two years. Notes no other medical issues. No weakness, fatigue, fevers or rashes anywhere else on his body. He works as a chiropractor and is concerned about his patients seeing his hands. Use of various over the counter treatments such as topical steroids and moisturizers did not improve the lesions.