164810 - Foot and Ankle – Sports injury, instability and treatment options
To explain and update GPs on new generation lower limb treatment options including; surgery techniques for patients with acute and chronic lower limb conditions, offering insights into the procedure through video demonstration and presentation, including management and patient care options for patients, patient specific prosthetic treatments verses existing and established surgical and non surgical treatment options.Relevance to General Practice
Through both direct intervention and promotion of self-management strategies, the GP has a critical role in the management of sports injuries and other musculoskeletal conditions. Musculoskeletal conditions continue to increase in incidence and prevalence with our ageing population with associated increased burden of chronic conditions, largely secondary to obesity and lifestyle choices. GPs are well situated to provide holistic care in these areas, as well as to provide early intervention, avoid fragmentation of management and thus optimise outcomes for these conditions, which have a significant impact on our population.
RACGP MS16 - Musculoskeletal and sports medicine contextual unit