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Digital Seminar

Musculoskeletal Imaging

Jodi Chambers, PA-C, AT
5 Hours 40 Minutes
Audio and Video
May 07, 2013
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Digital Seminar


A 60-year-old diabetic female presents with progressive shoulder pain and decreased range-of-motion. She had open heart surgery approximately 5 months ago. The pain and ROM decrease is gradual in nature and the patient reports difficulty dressing. What is your differential diagnosis? What imaging modalities would you order? As healthcare costs continue to climb, practitioners face increasing pressure to order the most specific and sensitive imaging modalities. This seminar will help ease that burden by providing a practical, step-by-step approach that will lead you to the correct diagnosis quickly. You will learn to order and interpret the most cost-effective and sensitive modalities for common orthopaedic fractures and dislocations, including stress fractures, rotator cuff tears/impingement and elbow dislocations.
Utilizing plain x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, bone scans, and case studies, Jodi Chambers will teach you the essential aspects of the orthopaedic evaluation and examination. A crash course in orthopaedic terminology will enhance your ability to communicate imaging results to your orthopaedic colleagues. Attend this seminar and gain the confidence and deeper understanding you need to effectively manage your orthopaedic patients.


At the completion of this seminar, you should be able to:

  1. Identify the most cost-effective imaging modalities for common orthopaedicproblems such as osteomyelitis, spondylolisthesis, radial head fractures, and rotator cuff pathology.
  2. Recognize the most common benign and malignant orthopaedic lesions including enchondroma, non-ossifying fibroma, chondrosarcoma, and Ewing’s sarcoma.
  3. Summarize the essential aspects of the orthopaedic examination.
  4. Communicate the results of imaging modalities and the physical exam with confidence and clarity.
  5. Utilize a quick, systemic approach when interpreting knee, hip and shoulder x-rays.



  1. Advantages, Indications, and Limitations of Different Imaging Modalities
    1. Plain radiographs
    2. CT scan
    3. MRI
    4. Nuclear medicine
    5. The best use of each modality
  2. Essential Aspects of the Orthopaedic Exam
    1. Zero starting point
    2. Manual muscle strength grading
    3. Motor/sensory testing
    4. Injury-specific testing
    5. Pearls and Pitfalls of the ortho exam
  3. Orthopaedic Lingo 101: Principles of Fractures and Dislocations
    1. Anatomic location
    2. Region location
    3. Direction of fracture
    4. Fracture complications and their treatment
    5. Communicating with clarity and precision
    6. When to refer
  4. Recognition of Malignant and Benign Common Orthopaedic Tumors
    1. Enchondroma vs. chondrosacroma
    2. Nonossifying fibroma vs. Ewing’s sarcoma
    3. How to think like a radiologist
  5. ABCs of Shoulder/Hip/Knee X-ray Interpretation
    1. Shoulder
      1. Glenohumeral osteoarthritis
      2. Impingement syndrome
      3. Rotator cuff tear
      4. Labral pathology
    2. Hip
      1. Osteoarthritis of the hip
      2. Femoral neck fractures
      3. Femoral neck impingement
      4. Labral pathology
    3. Knee
      1. Meniscal pathology
      2. Osteoarthritis
      3. Osteochondral defect
  6. Lumbar Spine Imaging Simplified!
    1. Disc herniation
    2. Spinal stenosis
    3. Spondylolysis/Spondylolithesis
  7. Total Joint Replacement: Learn to Recognize Problems Early
    1. Osteolysis
    2. Wear
    3. Loosening


ADA Needs

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.


Satisfaction Guarantee

Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.


* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

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California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.2 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 self-study continuing education credits.

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California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.0 continuing competency hours.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 CE credit hours.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 7.2 contact hours.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Jodi Chambers, PA-C, AT Related seminars and products

Jodi Chambers has practiced in various orthopaedic roles for 18 years. She currently works as a sports medicine/surgical physician assistant for Orthopaedics NorthEast in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her responsibilities include office evaluations, surgical assisting, rounds, and call at a Level II trauma center. Jodi has a bachelor's degree in athletic training and exercise science. Previous work experiences include: working in cardiac rehab, as an exercise specialist, high school outreach athletic trainer, and valuable sports injury experience serving as team athletic trainer for the Mexico City Aztecas, a Continental Basketball Association team.

Jodi's commitment to her practice specialty is noted through her active memberships with the Physician Assistant in Orthopaedic Surgery, American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the National Athletic Trainers' Association. Her unique combination of athletic training and physician assistant expertise make Jodi a sought-after presenter on a variety of topics for diverse healthcare audiences. Additionally, she enjoys teaching emergency medicine to physician assistant students. Make plans today to attend this practical and insightful program!

Financial: Jodi Chambers is receiving a fee for speaking at this educational activity.
Nonfinancial: Jodi Chambers has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose. 

Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.

Target Audience

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants


Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

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