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169317 - Orthopaedic GP Workshop - Diagnosis & Management of Osteoarthritis & Joint Injuries

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To cover the commonest Orthopaedic problems encountered In General Practice as well as non—surgical alternatives to treatment by Allied Health Specialists

Relevance to General Practice

The assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions and sporting injuries is a signi?cant part of the workload of general practice. Musculoskeletal conditions accounted for 14.4% of general practice encounters in 2013 and were the third most common reason for presentation. Back complaints accounted for 3% of reasons for presentation, followed by knee (1.2%) foot/toe (1%), leg (0.9%) and other (0.9%). Musculoskeletal disorders area signi?cant burden for Australian children, ith almost one million problems managed a year in primary care. The nature of general practice means it provides the opportunity for early screening for chronic musculoskeletal diseases and enable preventable to be addressed at an early stage. The impact of musculoskeletal conditions on quality of life is large — they are the most common cause of severe long—term pain and physical disability and are a major cause of work limitation, early retirement and reduced self—perceived state of health.

Learning outcomes
  • Prevention of the delivery of incorrect treatment for joint pathology or trauma
  • Highlight the commonest Orthopaedic joint problems GPs are likely to encounter in their practice
  • Differentiate between surgical and non-surgical treatment of joint problems
  • Describe the protocols of management of the commonest presenting Orthopaedic joint symptoms and signs
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    169317 - Orthopaedic GP Workshop - Diagnosis & Management of Osteoarthritis & Joint Injuries
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    8 hours
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    8 hours
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