USMLE Step 1 Review/Musculoskeletal

Anatomy:

Upper Limb Lower Limb

Physiology:

w:metabolic pathway

Biochemistry

w:Glycolysis

MnemonicsEdit

Back Pain: DISK MASSEdit

D == Degeneration: DJD, Osteoporosis, spondylosis

I == Infection: UTI, PID, Potts, osteomyelitis, prostatitis, Injury/fracture, compression fracture.

S == Spondylitis, ankylosing Spondyloarthropathies (rheumatoid arthritis, Reiters, SLE)

K == Kidney stones/infarction/infection (pyelo/abscess)

M == Multiple myeloma, Metastasis from breast, prostate, lung, thyroid, kidney CA

A == Aneurysm, Abdominal pain referred to the back (see acute abdominal pain)

S == Slipped disk, Spondylolisthesis

S == Strain, Scoliosis/lordosis, Skin: herpes zoster.


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Last modified on 26 June 2011, at 03:45