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DC Rheumatology

Rheumatology Dx method statistics 50% history, 45% physical diagonsis, 5% other studies & tests
Noninflammatory Disorder symptoms morning stiffness is focal & brief (<30min). Absent constitual symptoms. More discomfort with prolonged use. Locking or instability sometimes present. Not necessarily symetrical. Tenderness at the joint line. Inflammation unusual. No lab abnormalities.
Morning stiffness is focal, brief (<30minutes) Noninflammatory
Constitual symptoms (fatigue, myalgia, weight loss & fever) Inflammatory
Pain increases with prolonged use. Noninflammatory
Pain increases with prolonged rest. Inflammatory
Locking or instability is present. Noninflammatory
Symetrical Joints involved Inflammatory
Tenderness at the joint line Noninflammatory
Joint pain at full ROm (Stress induced) Inflammatory
Inflammation present Inflammatory
Lab abnormalities Inflammatory
Inflammatory disorder symptoms Prolonged morning stiffness >1hr). Constitual symptoms. More discomfort with prolonged inactivity. Locking or instability NOT present. Symetrical joints involved. Tenderness at full ROM (stress). Inflammation. Lab abnormalities.
Schober's Test Mark 10 cm above & at the level of the sacral dimples. Have patient reach the floor without bending the knees. The distance between these two marks should increase to at least 15 cm if normal spine motion is present.
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