Module 5: The Ankle
The Ankle module gives you an overview of the ankle, and includes detailed discussions, videos, and links to more information for the physical examination, relevant history, referred pain, landmarking and injections, and a special episode on taping the ankle.
This module is very important to understanding both the structure and key elements of the ankle, as well as the important relationship between the ankle and the foot.
Dr. Ravin brings to bear his considerable experience in successfully treating thousands of patients, combining instruction with graphics, animations, slides, links, and other media to enable you to learn the skills necessary to successfully treat patients using prolotherapy.
This will be helpful to you, in that it will allow you to add another dimension to your practice of musculoskeletal medicine.
CME Credits: 3.25
- Referred Pain
- Physical Examination
- Landmarking and Injections
- Taping and Manipulation
The power of getting to the point is that in many instances, you will be treating a very small area that's been injured. This module shows you how to consistently get your needle to the injured site--quickly, accurately, and effectively.
It is essential to gather these fundamental skills, which include the scientific background for how it works, the ability to take good histories, administer directed physical examinations, derive a good differential diagnosis, identify and spot landmarks, and target your injections.
All of these are techniques that you will learn throughout this module.
Dr. Thomas Ravin, M.D. has been a practicing prolotherapist for nearly 30 years, and has been teaching prolotherapy to medical professionals since the early 1990's. Dr. Ravin has trained hundreds of professionals, using the experience he has gained from successfully treating thousands of patients. Dr. Ravin's text, Principles of Prolotherapy, written with Dr. Mark S. Cantieri, D.O. and Dr. George J. Pasquarello, D.O., is a best-seller, and is widely considered to be the most comprehensive text covering all aspects of prolotherapy.