Case Report 11 December 2018 Dr David Bossingham

Avascular necrosis of the femoral head

Donald is a 43-year-old secondary school teacher who presents with severe pain in his right groin. The pain has developed quite quickly over the past month or so, and is now limiting his ability to walk and particularly to rise from a chair.
Therapy Update 07 December 2018 Dr Scott Masters

5 tips for back pain care that will improve patient outcomes

Low back pain is a significant global issue for both patients and the health system.
Picture Quiz 05 December 2018 Dr Nicole Sly

What's causing this rugby player's burning foot pain?

Anderson, 20, presents with three weeks of burning pain and paraesthesia along the medial sole of his left foot, radiating into the big toe. Each week, How to Treat publishes a clinical picture quiz. The quiz has no CPD points attached, it's just for fun.
Picture Quiz 05 November 2018 Dr Ash Chehata

A carpenter's elbow 'pops' while lifting a heavy load

Leon, a 43-year-old carpenter, spent last weekend helping a mate move. While lifting a refrigerator, he heard two 'pops' and developed slight pain in the left elbow. Each week, How to Treat publishes a clinical picture quiz.
How to Treat 28 September 2018 Dr Louise Tulloh
Therapy Update 05 September 2018 Dr Scott Masters

A good look at back pain

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.
Examining the Evidence 02 September 2018 Dr Michael Tam

Can muscle relaxants assist with low back pain recovery?

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.
Picture Quiz 14 August 2018 Dr Ash Chehata

Continuing wrist pain and movement restriction

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.
Therapy Update 26 July 2018 Associate Professor Christopher Vertullo

How GPs can block the ACL surgery spike

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 
Therapy Update 10 July 2018 Dr Damian Ryan

Light at the end of the carpal tunnel

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.