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164971 - Common Presentations in General Practice; Algorithms to assessing orthopaedic patients

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The aim of this one day workshop is to provide GP's pertinent knowledge and practical skills on the management of common orthopaedic presentations in General Practice. The broad faculty will offer delegates a holistic approach to assessment, diagnosis and treatment pathways for acute and chronic orthopaedic conditions.

Relevance to General Practice

The general practitioner (GP) is often the first care provider for patients with acute and chronic orthopaedic conditions. Muscoskeletal and chronic orthopaedic conditions such as osteoarthritis (OA) are amongst the top 10 most common presentations to the general practitioner. Patients rely heavily on GP’s to assist them to the path of recovery, however identifying the most effective referral route is often a challenging decision faced by many GP’s 

The nature of the referral process depends on a variety of factors, including diagnosis or investigation, treatment and reassurance (reassurance for themselves as well as reassurance for the patient) and knowledge of options available to suit the individual’s needs. The RACGP states the role of the GP is to relieve a patient’s personal disease in all its forms, in the manner best suited to individual, considering patient needs, values and desired health outcomes.

Learning outcomes
  • Apply assessment techniques in the diagnosis and management of acute orthopaedic injuries.
  • Refer acute injuries to appropriate practitioner.
  • Identify treatment options for patient with chronic musculoskeletal conditions.
  • Develop an appropriate management plan for patients with Osteoarthritis.
  • Develop treatment plans relative to the patient specific injury.
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    164971 - Common Presentations in General Practice; Algorithms to assessing orthopaedic patients
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    6 hours
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