Examination of the musculoskeletal system in children

Symposium: bone & connective tissue

Examination of the musculoskeletal system in children – a simple approach

 

 

 Sharmila Jandiala, b and Helen E. Fostera, b

 

 

 

 

 

aSharmila Jandial MBChB MRCPCH CertMedEd is an Arthritis Research Campaign Educational Research Fellow at the Musculoskeletal Research Group, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

bHelen E Foster MD MBBS (Hons) FRCP FRCPCH CertMedEd is Professor in Paediatric Rheumatology, Musculoskeletal Research Group, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Available online 27 February 2008.

 

Abstract

Children commonly present to paediatricians with musculoskeletal symptoms, often in association with a variety of acute and chronic conditions. Paediatricians have an important role to assess and triage patients and refer them to specialist care to optimize outcome. The need for paediatricians to improved their musculoskeletal clinical skills is explained and an approach to clinical assessment, with a description of a simple validated screening examination (pGALS), is described.

Keywords: children; clinical skills; musculoskeletal examination; pGALS

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