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Musculoskeletal Signs and Symptoms

  • H. Ralph Schumacher
  • Lan X. Chen

Abstract

Pain or swelling of a single joint merits prompt evaluation to identify patients in need of urgent and aggressive care (1). Although there are many minor and easily managed causes of monarthritis, infectious arthritis with its risk of prolonged morbidity (and even mortality, if untreated) requires that this very serious problem always be considered. The underlying causes of monarthritis are divided into two groups: inflammatory diseases (Table 3A-1) and mechanical or infiltrative disorders (Table 3A-2). Triage into one of these categories is the first step in the differential diagnosis of monarthritis.

Keywords

Rotator Cuff Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Tendon Sheath Hallux Valgus Reactive Arthritis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Ralph Schumacher
    • 1
  • Lan X. Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Medicine/RheumatologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine/RheumatologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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