Shoulder pain: Not always what it seems

Tuesday, 21 January  2020. 7.30 - 8.45 pm

The shoulder is a common source of pain and functional disability. It is is the third most common musculoskeletal complaint in the general population, and accounts for approximately 5% of musculoskeletal consultations to GP’s. Diagnosis and management of shoulder pain can be particularly challenging, due largely to the similarity of presentation across conditions, often a delay in presentation, and the presence of co-existing pathologies.
 
During this webinar orthopedic surgeon Craig Ball will provide a practical frame work for the primary health care practitioner to identify, assess and manage common causes of shoulder pain.
 
•    Reviewing relevant shoulder anatomy as a framework for diagnosis
•    Assessment of the painful shoulder - key history and examination points
•    The role of imaging studies - Xray, USS and MRI
•    Common painful shoulder conditions and their management
•    Treatment in the primary care setting and when to consider a surgical referral

During this online event you will have the opportunity to type questions to Craig using the onscreen text system. Please note that the webinar may run slightly over time so as many of your questions as possible can be answered.

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Presenter

Craig Ball
Shoulder and Elbow Specialist

Craig is an orthopaedic shoulder and elbow specialist with over 19 years of post-fellowship experience in all aspects of arthroscopic and joint reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow.

He has been a pioneer of arthroscopic shoulder rotator cuff and instability repair techniques in this country, and has significant experience in all forms of primary and revision shoulder and elbow joint replacement.

He is actively involved in clinical research and has authored many peer reviewed publications, and is regularly involved in teaching both in New Zealand and overseas.

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