Musculoskeletal & Orthopaedics

Managing osteoarthritis - much more than just a joint replacement

WEBINAR archive 2018: Dr Mark Fulcher, a specialist sports and exercise physician discusses managing the common presentation of knee and hip osteoarthritis in primary care.

A pain in the foot

Podcast and resources on foot pain throughout the lifespan with Rupesh Puna.

Certifying work capacity after injury

General Practitioners have asked for ACC's support in prescribing better medical certification having identified a gap in knowledge and skills in this area. Accordingly, this short course is for clinicians who regularly complete work capacity certificates.

This short course outlines the evidence and basis for safe certification practice, in the context of managing mild to moderate injuries in a primary care setting. It uses a common scenario to illustrate how to approach common challenges when certifying fitness for work.

Rotator cuff injuries: Understanding ACC cover

What to consider when deciding whether your patient’s rotator cuff injury is likely to qualify for ACC cover.


Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) no-fault scheme covers everyone in New Zealand if they’re injured in an accident. 

When your patient is diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear, it’s not always easy to determine whether the injury is caused by an accident. ACC takes into account a number of different factors when assessing ACC cover in these situations.


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