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    Hello,

    I start my MSK outpatient placement very soon and I'm quite nervous as I have heard it can be quite difficult and MSK is my least favourite! I was just hoping for some tips really and things I should really read over before my placement.

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    Did one end of last year, and loved it, but then it's my favourite. Myself and a fellow student did a lot of pre placement revision before going out, and really it didn't help at all. Thing is, you will turn up and have to adapt to whatever style your CE has. Obviously knowing the ORIONS of major muscles in the body along with common pathologies such as tennis elbow is going to be a massive help, but in terms of knowing how to assess and treat patients, just turn up ready to learn!
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    I agree with IronMike. I've just done my first OP placement, starting my second soon. I think the main thing is to be practice your subjective ax and be quite slick- think about why you are asking questions and what you will do with the information (e.g. red flags, THREADS etc). Also go through a basic objective ax that you can alter for any joint- Magee is quite good for that. If it's your first one they'll probably be looking more for god assessment skills to begin with, a decent anatomical knowledge to help with your reasoning, and then the treatment stuff will follow on later.

    Main point- turn up ready to learn! I was totally bricking myself about OP, but ended up really enjoying it when I didn't think that I would
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    Clinical Sports Medicine by Brukner and Khan is very useful
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    Thank you so much guys
    I definitely need to go over my anatomy, I think I've forgotten most of it :\
 
 
 
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