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Osteoarthritis of the knee

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Delivered in partnership with St John of God Subiaco Hospital and presented by Orthopaedic Surgeons Mr Gavin Clark and Mr Sam Young, this workshop aims to improve patient outcomes by delivering an interactive discussion on OA management. We will examine conservative treatment options, determining what patients are suitable candidates for surgery, post-op recovery and patient expectations.

Relevance to General Practice

Osteoarthritis(OA) is a common condition and for those patients over the age of 65, this chronic and painful condition affects the quality of life of over 1.2 million Australians2. Management of this debilitating condition requires a multidisciplinary approach1. This webinar has been designed to provide audience members with an update on the current treatment options that are available for OA of the knee, and when it is appropriate to refer.Thus, the ability to correctly diagnose and treat conditions, both common and rare, is paramount. GPs must have a thorough working knowledge of at least 167 presentations if they are to correctly manage 85% of the conditions presented during consultation.

This workshop aims to improve patient outcomes by addressing the management of common GP problems.

Learning outcomes
  • Create a checklist of the current non-surgical treatment options available to GPs in the management of OA of the knee
  • Identify which patients would benefit from surgical management and what factors to consider when determining their suitability for surgery
  • Outline the range of surgical approaches available for knee osteoarthritis
  • List the current rehabilitation options available and the rationale behind them
  • Describe how to determine normal post-operative recovery time frames and patients who require additional support
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • A rational list of differential diagnoses is formulated

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    • The health needs of individuals are balanced with the health needs of the community through effective utilisation of resources

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Duty of care is maintained

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    • Effective triaging and time management structures are in place to allow timely provision of care

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Care of older people
    • Musculoskeletal and sports medicine
    Partnering organisations

    St John of God Subiaco Hospital


    Osteoarthritis of the knee
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    1 hr
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    CPD Points
    2 cpd
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