PANCE Blueprint Musculoskeletal (8%)

2024 PANRE & PANRE-LA Musculoskeletal System Content Blueprint

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Musculoskeletal System: 8%
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Performance Expectation

History & Physical Diagnosis Intervention (Basic) Intervention (Complex)
Acute osteomyelitis · · ·
Avascular necrosis · ·
Bursitis · · ·
Carpal tunnel syndrome · · ·
Compartment syndrome · · ·
Fibromyalgia · ·
Fractures and dislocations:

Fractures and dislocations of the ankle and foot

Fractures and dislocations of the knee

Fractures and dislocations of the hip

Fractures and dislocations of the forearm, wrist, and hand

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Ganglion · ·
Gout and pseudogout · · ·
Inflammatory arthropathy (rheumatoid arthritis [including juvenile], psoriatic arthritis) · ·
Lateral/medial epicondylitis · · ·
Osgood-Schlatter disease · ·
Osteoarthritis · · ·
Rotator cuff tear · · ·
Scoliosis · ·
Septic arthritis · · ·
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis/congenital hip dysplasia · ·
Spinal disk herniation · · ·
Spinal stenosis · ·
Sprain and strain injuries

Soft tissue injuries of the knee

Soft tissue injuries of the ankle and foot

Soft tissue injuries of the shoulder

Soft tissue injuries of the forearm, wrist, and hand

Back strain and sprain 

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Systemic lupus erythematosus · ·
Temporal arteritis (giant cell arteritis) · · ·
Tendinitis (infectious, non-infectious) · · ·
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