Musculoskeletal disorders

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Cauda equina syndrome: Changes to NICE CKS red flags

Bone pain - red flag symptoms

Hip pain in adults - red flag symptoms

Widespread joint pain - red flag symptoms

Joint dysfunction

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

Diagnosing tennis elbow and mangement options including pharmacological treatments,...

Musculoskeletal - Osteoarthritis of the hand

Musculoskeletal - Osteoarthritis of the hand

The joints most affected by osteoarthritis and how to manage them. By Mr Jeremy Field.

The basics - Managing osteoporosis

The basics - Managing osteoporosis

Patients with the highest future fracture risk should be prioritised, says Dr Pam...

Muscle spasm

Case study: A puzzling case of facial palsy
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Case study: A puzzling case of facial palsy

Dr Shipra Rao discusses an unusual presentation of facial nerve paralysis. This is...

Common conditions of the hand

Common conditions of the hand

Mr Jeremy Field describes the presentation and management of common hand conditions.

Investigating dyspareunia

Investigating dyspareunia

How to assess and manage dyspareunia in primary care. By Dr Margaret Denman

Musculoskeletal pain and inflammation

Red flag symptoms: Back pain
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Red flag symptoms: Back pain

This red flags article explains the signs and symptoms of potentially serious pathology...

Clinical review of back pain: diagnosis and management

Clinical review of back pain: diagnosis and management

Diagnosis and management of low back pain, including classification of low back pain,...

A collaborative approach to fascia-related plantar heel pain
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A collaborative approach to fascia-related plantar heel pain

Physiotherapist Greg Turpin and Dr Mareeni Raymond discuss management strategies...

Myasthenic conditions

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis

Contributed by Dr Stuart Viegas, neuromuscular clinical research fellow at the John...

Rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune disorders

NICE updates guidance for managing RA

NICE updates guidance for managing RA

NICE has set out updated advice on managing RA, with new recommendations on treatment,...

Contraceptive pill linked to reduced risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Contraceptive pill linked to reduced risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Taking oral contraceptive for seven or more consecutive years is linked to a 19%...

Topical analgesics and local injections

MIMS celebrates 50 years of helping primary care practitioners

MIMS celebrates 50 years of helping primary care practitioners

MIMS, the monthly prescribing reference for primary care professionals, celebrates...

Clinical Review - Hip and knee replacements
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Clinical Review - Hip and knee replacements

Contributed by Mr Lee Jeys, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic...

Musculoskeletal examinations

Assessing bone health in adults and children

Assessing bone health in adults and children

Bone health can be promoted through good nutrition, exercise and management of chronic...

Management of a rotator cuff tear
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Management of a rotator cuff tear

Physiotherapist Greg Turpin and Dr Mareeni Raymond discuss a multidisciplinary approach...

Pictorial case study - Prepatellar bursitis: presentation, management and discussion

Pictorial case study - Prepatellar bursitis: presentation, management and discussion

Dr Jean Watkins advises on the possible causes of prepatellar bursitis.

More musculoskeletal examinations articles

Joint replacements

Total knee replacement
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Total knee replacement

Orthopaedic surgeon Mr Steven Cutts explains indications for total knee replacement...

Total hip replacement

Total hip replacement

The surgery involved in total hip replacement and the associated risks.

Clinical Review: The degenerate knee
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Clinical Review: The degenerate knee

Contributed by Mr Steven Cutts, consultant orthopaedic surgeon, James Paget Hospital,...

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