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Orthopedic Residents Are Incompetent To Diagnose or Manage Musculoskeletal Complaints

By |July 19, 2009|Education, Ethics|

Orthopedic Residents Are Incompetent To Diagnose or Manage Musculoskeletal Complaints

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Chiro.Org Editorial Commentary:


Chiropractors pride themselves in their ability to diagnose and manage neuro-musculo-skeletal (NMS) complains. According to all the surveys, this is our bread and butter, and no one on the planet is better trained to diagnose (locate) and treat (correct) neck, low back, or peripheral joint (knee, elbow etc) complaints. But, don’t take my word for it.

Orthopedic surgeons are supposed to be the *gods* of medicine, the pinnacle of medical knowledge. First they become MDs, then rotate through a variety of specialties, and finally take residence in a highly competitive orthopedic residency program. You may want to review this interesting description of the requirements for the UCLA Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program. (more…)