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PulsePlus-Musculoskeletal Medicine (3 CPD hours)

This PulsePlus covers musculoskeletal medicine. It includes advice on muscle disorders, acute knee injuries and inflammatory arthritis.

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This PulsePlus covers musculoskeletal medicine. It includes advice on muscle disorders, acute knee injuries and inflammatory arthritis.
 
Learning objectives

  • Recognising common muscular dystrophies presenting in primary care
  • Taking a history in patients with suspected inflammatory arthritis
  • Effectively examining patients who present with acute knee injuries
  • Identifying red flags for septic arthritis, non-accidental injury and neoplasia in children with musculoskeletal problems
  • Managing cardiovascular risk in rheumatoid arthritis

This module was first published on 9th February 2011 and was up to date with all key guidelines and evidence at that point. It will be reviewed as part of our routine update cycle by 9th February 2013 but will be updated sooner to reflect any key guideline changes.

Author


Key questions on muscle disorders:

Dr Selwyn Richards is consultant rheumatologist for Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Chris Hall is a GP in Hillsborough and an honorary clinical lecturer at Queen's University Belfast

Ten top tips on diagnosing inflammatory arthritis:

Dr Louise Warburton is a GPSI in musculoskeletal medicine for NHS Telford and Wrekin and president of the Primary Care Rheumatology Society

Acute knee injuries:

Mr Sean Curry is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at The London Orthopaedic Clinic 

Paediatric musculoskeletal problems:

Dr Kathy Bailey is consultant paediatric rheumatologist at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust 

Dr Akhila Kavirayani is SpR in paediatric rheumatology at Bristol Children's Hospital 

Dr Mark Hirsch is a GP in Birmingham 

Professor Taunton Southwood is professor of paediatric rheumatology at Birmingham Children's Hospital

Hot topics in musculoskeletal medicine

Dr Louise Warburton is a GPSI in musculoskeletal medicine at NHS Telford and Wrekin and president of the Primary Care Rheumatology Society

Dr Pam Brown is a GP in Swansea, a clinical assistant in osteoporosis and a member of the Primary Care Rheumatology Society

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