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MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS

Musculoskeletal symptoms and disorders including low back pain, knee and back disorders, and bone pain. All educational activities carry CPD credits that contribute towards GPs' and nurses' appraisal and revalidation requirements.

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Osteoporosis prevention and managementExternal web site

Dr Sally Hope discusses prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Key learning points include recommended...

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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on low back pain and sciatica in over 16External web site

Dr Rob Hampton describes how to implement the latest NICE guidance on low back pain and sciatica. The...

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Quiz

A swollen elbow - what's the diagnosis?External web site

Dr Ravi Ramanathan describes the case of a man who presented with a swollen elbow that felt hot and...

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Quiz

Painful and swollen fingers - what's the diagnosis?External web site

Dr Ravi Ramanathan describes the case of a woman with pain and swelling in her fingers. Identify the...

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Red flags

Back pain - red flag symptomsExternal web site

This red flags article explains the signs and symptoms of potentially serious pathology in patients...

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Red flags

Neck pain - red flag symptomsExternal web site

This red flags article explains the signs and symptoms of potentially serious pathology in patients...

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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on multimorbidityExternal web site

Professor David Haslam, Chair of NICE, explains how to implement the recommendations of the NICE guideline...

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Knowledge

Laparoscopy: illustratedExternal web site

Injuries and conditions requiring keyhole surgery are are highlighted in this activity, including shoulder...

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Knowledge

Vitamin D deficiencyExternal web site

Around 50% of adults have low vitamin D levels. Dr Louise R Newson discusses investigation and prevention...

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Expert Perspective

Total knee replacementExternal web site

Orthopaedic surgeon Mr Steven Cutts describes total knee replacement. Key learning points for healthcare...

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Knowledge

Shoulder problems: illustratedExternal web site

Presentations of shoulder problems are highlighted in this activity by Dr Phil Marazzi, including burns...

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Red flags

Bone pain - red flag symptomsExternal web site

In this article Dr Pipin Singh advises on how to identify red flags in patients presenting with bone...

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Quiz

Restricted finger movement - what's the diagnosis?External web site

An older man presented with difficulty in gripping and restricted movement in his ring and little fingers...

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Clinical Review

Rheumatoid arthritis: clinical reviewExternal web site

Dr Rod Hughes outlines the epidemiology, aetiology, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of rheumatoid...

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Knowledge

Fracture risk, BP monitoring and screening for COPD: journals update May 2016External web site

Fracture risk among Asian women taking bisphosphonate therapy, screening for patients with COPD and...

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Knowledge

Diabetes prevention, back pain and PSA testing: clinical update April 2016External web site

Personalised diabetes prevention advice, NICE guidance on low back pain and PSA testing are all covered...

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Clinical Interview

Musculoskeletal Q&AExternal web site

Dr Louise Warburton, GP with a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine, describes her role and...

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Syllabus

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on osteoarthritisExternal web site

Dr Louise Warburton describes how to implement the NICE quality standard on osteoarthritis in primary...

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Quiz

A painful lump on a child's knee - what's the diagnosis?External web site

A young teenager presented with a painful prominence on his knee. Identify the likely diagnosis in this...

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Knowledge

Switching antidepressants, H pylori regimens and galantamine riskExternal web site

Updated MIMS guidance on switching antidepressants and treating Helicobacter pylori, risk of serious...

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Knowledge

Foot conditions: illustratedExternal web site

Presentations of conditions affecting the feet including oedema, hammer toe, and hallux valgus are highlighted...

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Clinical Interview

Chronic pain clinical Q&AExternal web site

Dr Martin Johnson, RCGP clinical lead for chronic pain, describes his role and answers questions on...

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Expert Perspective

Carpal tunnel syndromeExternal web site

Orthopaedic surgeon Mr Steven Cutts discusses symptoms and management of carpal tunnel syndrome. Learning...

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Expert Perspective

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)External web site

Orthopaedic surgeon Mr Steven Cutts discusses lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow, with...

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Knowledge

Fracture risk, asthma management and effect of statins: journals update JanuaryExternal web site

Fracture risk in depression, asthma provision for pregnant women and the effect of statins on gallstones...

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Knowledge

Scans and X-rays: illustratedExternal web site

Dr Phil Marazzi presents scans and X-rays of non-malignant conditions. Each image is accompanied by...

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Expert Perspective

Trigger fingerExternal web site

Orthopaedic surgeon Mr Steven Cutts outlines what is involved in surgery for trigger finger. Key learning...

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Knowledge

Research, back pain, ADHD and coeliac disease: journals update November 2015External web site

Reanalysis of research findings, physiotherapy for low back pain, treating prisoners for ADHD and exploring...

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Expert Perspective

Total hip replacementExternal web site

Mr Steven Cutts describes the surgery involved in total hip replacement. Key learning points for healthcare...

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Knowledge

Illustrated: traumaExternal web site

Dr Phil Marazzi presents major and minor injuries in primary care, including fractures, bites and scalds...

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Clinical Review

Low back pain: clinical reviewExternal web site

This article by Jim Greenwood and Dr Mike Shipley provides an overview into the diagnosis and management...

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Knowledge

Managing goutExternal web site

Dr Kamilla Porter provides an update on the management of gout, covering acute attacks as well as long-term...

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