AAOS Diagnosis Spotlight

Enhance your skills to increase accuracy in diagnosing musculoskeletal injuries and conditions

Review patient scenarios based on actual cases
Review radiographic imaging to increase diagnostic accuracy
Evaluate differential diagnosis for orthopaedic injuries and conditions
Review guidance for management and techniques
Leverage tools to support implementation in practice
Test your knowledge

Diagnosis Spotlight shines a light on musculoskeletal injuries and conditions that are commonly missed on radiologic imaging. In these courses, you will review the factors contributing to diagnostic errors, and the essential pearls, pitfalls, and best practices for reducing misdiagnosis. Learn evidence-based strategies to avoid diagnostic errors, potentially reducing delay in treatment, reducing risk of malpractice claims, and improving outcomes for patients.

Explore Dx Spotlight courses across orthopaedic topics:

Diagnosis Spotlight Compilation: Acute Shoulder Injuries

This compilation collects these Diagnosis Spotlight courses in a thorough examination of acute injuries of the shoulder:

  • Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries
  • Greater Tuberosity Fractures
  • Posterior Shoulder Dislocations
  • Scapular Fractures
  • Sternoclavicular Joint Injuries

25 CME Credits

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Acromioclavicular Injuries​

Editor
Scott P. Steinmann, MD, FAAOS

Review the intricacies of diagnosing acromioclavicular injuries, focusing on clinical assessment, radiographic interpretation, and the nuanced differentials that guide accurate diagnosis. General strategies for management of these injuries are also discussed.

5 CME Credits

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Greater Tuberosity Fractures​

Editor
Scott P. Steinmann, MD, FAAOS

Review the intricacies of diagnosing greater tuberosity injuries, focusing on clinical assessment, radiographic interpretation, and the nuanced differentials that guide accurate diagnosis. General strategies for management of these injuries are also discussed.

5 CME Credits

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Posterior Shoulder Dislocations​

Editor
Scott P. Steinmann, MD, FAAOS

Review the intricacies of diagnosing posterior shoulder dislocations, focusing on clinical assessment, radiographic interpretation, and the nuanced differentials that guide accurate diagnosis. General strategies for management of these injuries are also discussed.

5 CME Credits

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Scapular Fractures​

Editor
Scott P. Steinmann, MD, FAAOS

Review the intricacies of diagnosing scapular fractures, focusing on clinical assessment, radiographic interpretation, and the nuanced differentials that guide accurate diagnosis. General strategies for management of these injuries are also discussed.

5 CME Credits

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Sternoclavicular Injuries

Editor
Scott P. Steinmann, MD, FAAOS

Review the intricacies of diagnosing sternoclavicular joint injuries, focusing on clinical assessment, radiographic interpretation, and the nuanced differentials that guide accurate diagnosis. General strategies for management of these injuries are also discussed.

5 CME Credits

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