Musculoskeletal injuries - essential skills in orthopaedics

GPs are a frequent first point of call for minor orthopaedic emergencies. Attend this practical procedures seminar and improve your skills in identifying and treating common injuries such as sprains, dislocations and fractures. Update your practical skills to confidently advise and manage patients with such injuries, and to identify when referral is required.

Program Overview

  • Shoulder
    • Common presentations of a painful shoulder
    • Practical session (small group)
  • Knee
    • Adult presentations
    • Paediatrics presenations
    • Practical session (small group)
  • Foot/Ankle
    • Adult presentations
    • Paediatrics presenations
    • Practical session (small group)
  • Concussion – when is it safe to return to the field?
  • Exercise prescription for the middle aged and overweight
  • Sports nutrition

AGENDA

Registration and Introduction

For each session, the following will be covered: Typical presentations / common history of injuries, clinical examination, imaging diagnostic tests, management strategies, when to refer, follow up and rehabilitation, resources

Theory: Shoulder

Common presentations of a painful shoulder:  Impingement / rotator cuff disease, shoulder instability / dislocation, osteoarthritis of the shoulder joint, and fractures of the shoulder girdle (clavicle and humerus)

Theory: Knee

Common presentations of a swollen and / or painful knee: ADULTS (osteoarthritis, ligament tears (anterior cruciate ligament and others), meniscal injuries (cartilage tears), patello-femoral pain / patella instability, and tendon injuries. PAEDIATRICS (patello-femoral pain / patella instability, osteochondrosis, trauma)

Practical session: Knee

Practical session (small group) – examination and strengthening exercises

Theory: Foot/Ankle

Common presentations of a swollen and / or painful foot / ankle: ADULTS (common overuse injuries, trauma injuries (sprains and fractures), osteoarthritis, shin splints and plantar fasciitis. PAEDIATRICS (common overuse injuries, trauma injuries (sprains and fractures). When to prescribe orthotics

Location and date

Sydney – 22nd October 2017

This workshop is brought to you by Australian Doctor in partnership with

       

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