Patients presenting with low back pain are often understandably anxious. Many will request an MRI in the belief that it will reveal the cause of their pain.
02 September 2018
Harry, a 55-year-old hospital cleaner, saw me with acute low back pain after lifting a heavy bag of linen. I recalled reading that skeletal muscle relaxants might be helpful in acute low back pain.
14 August 2018
Callum, a 22-year-old rugby league player, fell in a heavy tackle on to his outstretched left wrist. Each week, How to Treat publishes a clinical picture quiz. The quiz has no CPD points attached, it's just for fun.
26 July 2018
Young Australians are facing a growing epidemic of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. Recent evidence published by Knee Research Australia reveals that ACL reconstruction rates in those aged under 25 have increased by 74% over the past 15 years.1
10 July 2018
Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common conditions managed by hand surgeons. Up to 5% of the general population experiences carpal tunnel syndrome at some time.
03 July 2018
Gavin, a 50-year-old businessman, presents with three months of gradually worsening left shoulder pain. Each week, How to Treat publishes a clinical picture quiz. The quiz has no CPD points attached, it's just for fun.
07 May 2018
Matthew is a 19-year-old apprentice plumber who presents complaining of low back pain and rectal bleeding. He reports a 2-3 month history of low back pain that he has been self-managing with rest and paracetamol when needed.
09 April 2018
Damien, a previously fit and healthy 54-year-old abalone diver, presented with a 10-year history of increasing bilateral shoulder pain and restricted movement. The pain was relieved by a combination of paracetamol, NSAIDs and rest.