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5.00 CME

Diagnosis Spotlight: Scapular Fractures

CME expires December 1, 2026

Enhance your skills to increase accuracy in diagnosing musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.

Welcome to Diagnosis Spotlight, a comprehensive educational course geared for orthopaedic surgeons at all career stages. This course is designed to address a critical aspect of orthopaedic practice—enhancing the accuracy of diagnosis of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Each course focuses on the pearls and pitfalls for avoiding missed diagnoses and diagnostic errors, with an emphasis on mastering clinical evaluation, recognizing specific imaging findings, systematically evaluating differential diagnoses, and reviewing injury treatment strategies. Enhance your diagnostic skills with real-life case studies, expert insights, interactive learning activities, quizzes, and access to supplemental resources from the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Video Theater, and AAOS books.

In this Diagnosis Spotlight course, you will review the intricacies of diagnosing scapular fractures, focusing on clinical assessment, radiographic interpretation, and the nuanced differentials that guide accurate diagnosis. General strategies for management of these injuries are also discussed.

As an additional resource, this course includes the Revised Safer Dx Instrument, a tool developed by the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine to help identify potential diagnostic errors and guide safety improvement efforts that prevent future errors. The instrument assesses various aspects of a primary care encounter for breakdowns in the diagnostic process, and its use can help standardize the detection of diagnostic errors in primary care.

Scott P. Steinmann, MD, FAAOS

Learning Objectives

  • List common reasons why scapular fractures are often missed on initial patient presentation.
  • Explain the pathophysiology, etiology, and typical presentation of scapular fractures.
  • Review best practices for clinical evaluation and diagnosis of scapular fractures.
  • Describe techniques to avoid diagnostic errors and the misdiagnosis of scapular fractures.
  • Summarize treatment options for scapular fractures.

  • Earn up to 5 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits.

    5.00 CME

      • List Price - $135.00
      • AAOS Staff - $0.00

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