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Examination of the musculoskeletal system

Table A on page 18 • Beware of distracting injuries; explore associated symptoms,

e.g. unintentional weight loss, trauma, nutritional status • Remember that presenting with a musculoskeletal problem

may be a manifestation of other systemic diseases • Look for red flag markers: significant change from normal,

loss of sensation and/or function.