Rita is a 65-year-old retired teacher. She remains active, walking for 30 minutes every day and spends time in her garden.
16 July 2015
Synovial joints that move beyond a normal range of motion can be described as joint hypermobility. Generalised joint hypermobility syndrome is defined by the Beighton score (see next page). A score of four or more out of nine is abnormal.
19 June 2015
A 50-year-old healthy man, James, presents after hurting his arm while moving a rock. The shape of his arm looks different to the other side. Take the quiz:
20 May 2015
A 65-year-old man visits his GP a week after a fall as he cannot move his arm above his head, although he can use his hand at waist level. Take the quiz:
12 May 2015
Karen, a 45-year-old registered nurse, presented with acute low back pain, a day after awkwardly transferring a patient.
19 June 2014
The management of shoulder dislocation has changed dramatically in recent years,Â as internal rotation sling use is now regarded as incorrect. The shoulder has the largest range of motion of any joint in the body.
09 September 2013
Bill, aged 50, presents with a one-week history of worsening left ankle pain on weight-bearing. In the past two days, he has also developed mild pain in the right ankle.