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Clinical casebook: osteoarthritis (1.5 CPD hours)

Musculoskeletal physician Dr Ian Bernstein discusses the handling of four osteoarthritis case presentations.



This module will update your knowledge on osteoarthritis, including:

  • How you can distinguish between pain from the lumbar spine and that caused by arthritis of the hip
  • How closely X-ray findings correlate with the clinical picture and to what extent they should guide a decision to refer 
  • The role of an Oxford hip score in deciding who should be referred for a possible hip replacement
  • The usual clinical course in hand OA
  • Other diagnoses that might be present with an apparent deterioration of longstanding OA

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