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Bone pain - red flag symptoms

Bone pain - red flag symptoms

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Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours


June 16, 2016


March 27, 2018

Programme Description

Dr Pipin Singh advises on how to identify red flags in patients presenting with bone pain. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include how to ask patients to describe the pain, conducting a clinical examination and useful investigations.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Recognise red flags to look out for in presentations of bone pain
  • Take a patient history to understand the pain and examine the patient

  • Conduct appropriate investigations
  • Determine the possible cause of the pain, for example fracture, metastatic bone disease or psychosomatic causes
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    Activity and test author
    Dr Pipin Singh


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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