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Osteoarthritis: clinical review

Osteoarthritis: clinical review


Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


May 17, 2016


June 23, 2016
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Programme Description

Mr Abdul Waheed outlines the epidemiology, aetiology, diagnosis and management of osteoarthritis. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include diagnostic criteria, when investigations are and are not necessary, and treatment options.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • List the diagnostic criteria for osteoarthritis
  • Recall when investigations are not needed
  • Consider the evidence underpinning treatment options
  • List NICE recommendations for when surgery may be indicated
  • Follow up patients
  • Authors

    Mr Abdul Waheed
    Senior knee fellow
    The Royal Free Hospital

    Reviewed and updated by
    Dr Louise Newson
    West Midlands


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 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. This activity is offered at no cost.


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