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Diagnosis Spotlight Compilation: Acute Shoulder Injuries

CME expires December 1, 2026

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

This compilation collects the following Diagnosis Spotlight courses in a thorough examination of acute injuries of the shoulder:

  • Diagnosis Spotlight: Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries
  • Diagnosis Spotlight: Greater Tuberosity Fractures
  • Diagnosis Spotlight: Posterior Shoulder Dislocations
  • Diagnosis Spotlight: Scapular Fractures
  • Diagnosis Spotlight: Sternoclavicular Joint Injuries

  • Note: The content of this compilation matches the content of the associated individual courses. If you purchase this compilation, there is no need to purchase the associated individual courses.

    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 posterior shoulder dislocations, 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

  • Review best practices for clinical evaluation and diagnosis of frequently missed shoulder injuries: acromioclavicular joint injuries, sternoclavicular joint injuries, scapular fractures, greater tuberosity fractures, and posterior shoulder dislocations.
  • Describe techniques to avoid diagnostic errors and misdiagnosis.
  • Summarize treatment options for frequently missed shoulder injuries.

  • Earn up to 25 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits.

      • List Price - $405.00
      • AAOS Staff - $0.00

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