Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Step 2 CS: What to ask in cases involving joint

Any case of joint pain, ask OPDFCS LIQRAA first.

Then, ask - Calor, dolor, rubor, tumor, functio laesa (Mnemonic: CRaFTeD)

Calor - Is the joint warm?
Dolor - Is it painful on movement?
Rubor - Does it look red to you?
Tumor - Does the joint look swollen to you?
Functio laesa - How has this affected your day to day activities?


Also ask for WeST:
Weakness (Numbness, Tingling)
Stiffness
Trauma, Training (Ask for heavy weight lifting)

Ask for autoimmune stuff like a PRO:
Photosensitivity
Rash
Oral ulcers

Ask for infectious stuff:
Fever, chills, night sweats
Tick bite, travel
Rash
Sick contacts

That's all! :D

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for everything you are doing but what is OPDFCS LIQRAA ???

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    1. Onset
      Progression
      Duration
      Frequency
      Constant or intermittent
      Setting in which you first noticed the pain

      Location
      Intensity
      Quality
      Radiation
      Alleviating factors
      Aggravating factors

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    2. Why not just use Socrates?
      S sight
      O onset
      C character
      R radiation
      A association
      T time course and pattern
      E exacerbating and relieving factors
      S severity

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    3. Use what you're comfortable with =)

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