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Musculoskeletal and rheumatology


CPD: Remote consulting for musculoskeletal problems

The latest in the series looking at remote consultating for specific conditions by Dr Jonathan Inglesfield, this month focusing on MSK


Non-Covid clinical crises: New inflammatory arthritis or flare up of existing

Pulse’s series on how to manage non-Covid subacute problems when you’re out of your comfort zone and there’s minimal help available

Non-Covid clinical crises: Temporal (giant cell) arteritis

Pulse’s series on how to manage non-Covid subacute problems when you’re out of your comfort zone and there’s minimal help available

CPD: key questions on rheumatoid arthritis

Pulse’s first issue in 1960 reviewed the benefits of DMARDs in rheumatoid arthritis. This module discusses the modern treatment pathway

A guide to running minor injuries services

GP partner and specialist in sports and musculoskeletal medicine Dr Ralph Mitchell outlines funding for minor injury services

GPs ‘should carry out additional infant hip screening’

Researchers have called for GPs to carry out an additional hip screening test in infants at three to four months after a study showed the current hip check at six to eight weeks misses some cases of hip dysplasia and may give parents false reassurance. 

Steroid injections for joint pain could worsen osteoarthritis, says US study

Corticosteroid injections for joint pain in arthritis may be harmful in some groups of patients, potentially speeding up joint destruction and osteoarthritis , according to US researchers.

First-contact physio ‘can deal with 99% of MSK patients’

First-contact physiotherapists based in general practice can deal with 99% of patients with musculoskeletal conditions without GP review, a two-year audit has found.