Module 5: The Ankle
The Ankle module gives you an overview of the ankle, and includes detailed discussions, videos, and links to more information for the physical examination, relevant history, referred pain, landmarking and injections, and a special episode on taping the ankle.
This module is very important to understanding both the structure and key elements of the ankle, as well as the important relationship between the ankle and the foot.
Dr. Ravin brings to bear his considerable experience in successfully treating thousands of patients, combining instruction with graphics, animations, slides, links, and other media to enable you to learn the skills necessary to successfully treat patients using prolotherapy.
This will be helpful to you, in that it will allow you to add another dimension to your practice of musculoskeletal medicine.
- Referred Pain
- Physical Examination
- Landmarking and Injections
- Taping a Sprained Ankle
The power of getting to the point is that in many instances, you will be treating a very small area that’s been injured. This module shows you how to consistently get your needle to the injured site–quickly, accurately, and effectively.
It is essential to gather these fundamental skills, which include the scientific background for how it works, the ability to take good histories, administer directed physical examinations, derive a good differential diagnosis, identify and spot landmarks, and target your injections.
All of these are techniques that you will learn throughout this module.
Dr. Thomas Ravin, M.D. has been a practicing prolotherapist for nearly 30 years, and has been teaching prolotherapy to medical professionals since the early 1990’s. Dr. Ravin has trained hundreds of professionals, using the experience he has gained from successfully treating thousands of patients. Dr. Ravin’s text, Principles of Prolotherapy, written with Dr. Mark S. Cantieri, D.O. and Dr. George J. Pasquarello, D.O., is a best-seller, and is widely considered to be the most comprehensive text covering all aspects of prolotherapy.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.