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Signs That May Indicate Presence of Pain in Elderly Patient

Purpose:

To evaluate an elderly patient for signs that may indicate the presence of significant pain based on the report of Schecter et al.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

F45.4

Description:

Schecter et al identified a number of findings that may indicate the presence of significant pain in an elderly patient. This can help identify a patient who may benefit from a more careful evaluation and pain medication. The authors are from the University of California San Francisco and Albany Medical College in New York.

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