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.

Osteoporosis update - Ian Reid

Distinguished Professor Ian Reid talks about Osteoporosis New Zealand's Guidance on Diagnosing and Managing Osteoporosis in New Zealand.

Common childhood orthopaedic problems - Andrew Graydon

Doctor Andrew Graydon talks about common childhood orthopaedic problems. Andrew is a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon at Starship children’s hospital and at Eastwood orthopaedic clinic in Auckland. His areas of interest are general paediatrics, hip foot and ankle surgery along with musculoskeletal oncology.

Osteoarthritis - Dan Exeter

Dr Dan Exeter talks about non-surgical management of osteoarthritis. Dan is a sport and exercise physician based at Axis Sports Medicine clinic in Auckland. He is medical director for Athletics New Zealand and a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland.

Radial head fractures

Fractures of the radial head are common, they are seen in 20% of all acute elbow injuries and make up one-third of all elbow fractures. These fractures typically occur after a fall when an axial load is applied to the forearm, causing the radial head to hit the capitulum of the humerus (fall onto the outstretched hand). Radial head fractures are more common in females and occur most frequently between 30-40 years of age. Patients typically present with relatively localised pain and swelling around the lateral elbow.

Acute low back pain

Acute low back pain is common and can occur without any definite event or injury. Back pain is second only to URTI in terms of days lost from work due to illness or injury. There are a large number of causes of low back pain and a definitive structural diagnosis is possible in less than 10% of patients.  

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