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Challenges in orthopaedics (1.5 CPD hours)

Orthopaedic consultants Mr Jig Patel, Professor Tony Kochhar and Mr Om Lahoti advise on common orthopaedic challenges seen in primary care



  • Patients presenting with knee injury: assessing which patients’ symptoms will likely resolve spontaneously and which patients should be referred 
  • The efficacy of steroid injections in osteoarthritis, and how often to repeat them
  • How to monitor patients with a metal-on-metal hip replacement, and how to advise new patients who are concerned about the sort of implant they might be given
  • The most reliable ways of detecting possible congenital dislocation of the hip, and which features are less relevant

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