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Unformatted text preview: approximate force of 4 kg. For a trigger point to be considered positive, patient must state that the palpation is “painful” in contrast to “tender” look for physical • Examination reveals tenderness to palpation over several of 18 tender points. iagnostic Testing No radiographs or laboratory tests are diagnostic for FMS edication Treatmen Cure unavailable uestions Patient How long have you had pain? What locations on your body are painful? relates to Unlikely differential for patient 3 main points for this learning issue: 1. Chronic condition characterized by generalized pain, fatigue, and tender areas in the soft tissue. 2. Women between 20-60 years old. 3. See differentials 4. See signs and symptoms Sources: Griffin LY. Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care. 3rd ed .: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons .; 2005: 321-327....
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.
- Fall '10