April 2012

AFP Cover 2012 April


April 2012 Vol 41 (4) 161-256

This month's articles include meniscal tear, cervical spine, shoulder injuries, maxillofacial trauma, Hepatitis B serology, feeding in the first year of life and dementia and driving.


Sprains and strains

Maxillofacial trauma

Anthony Lynham, Joel Tuckett, Patrick Warnke

Meniscal tear

Presentation, diagnosis and management

Tim Shiraev, Suzanne E Anderson, Nigel Hope

Shoulder injuries

Management in general practice

Shane Brun

Cervical spine

Assessment following trauma

Helen Ackland, Peter Cameron

Hands, fingers, thumbs

Assessment and management of common hand injuries in general practice

Megan Eddy

Up front

A hazardous life

Our role in injury prevention

Rachel Lee

Letters to the editor


Hepatitis B serology

Vanessa Towell, Benjamin Cowie

Initial assessment of the injured shoulder

Shane Brun

The Ottawa knee rules

A useful clinical decision tool

Kaihan Yao, Tasneem Haque

Feeding in the first year of life

Emerging benefits of introducing complementary solids from 4 months

Brian Symon, Michael Bammann

Dementia and driving

An approach for general practice

John Carmody, Victoria Traynor, Don Iverson


Fitness to drive

GP perspectives of assessing older and functionally impaired patients

Kay M Jones, Sian Rouse-Watson, Andrew Beveridge, Jane Sims, Peter Schattner

Patients and tests

A study into patient understanding of blood tests ordered by their doctor

Marjan Kljakovic


The Kirketon Road Centre

Improving access to primary care for marginalised populations

Craig Rodgers

Back pages

Book reviews

Clinical challenge

Sophie Samuel


AFP Podcasts

Interviews April 2012

Cervical spine injury in primary care

Helen Ackland, Trauma Research Fellow at the National Trauma Research Institute and the Alfed and Doctoral Candidate at the Critical Care Research Division of Monash University's School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine talks about Cervical Spine Injury in primary care

Duration: 19 minutes 10 seconds
File size: 4MB

Play now

Management of acute shoulder injuries in general practice

Shane Brun, Associate professor of Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine at the clinical skills unit of the School of Medicine and Dentistry at James Cook University talks about the management of acute shoulder injuries in general practice.

Duration: 28 minutes 34 seconds
File size: 7MB

Play now

Maxillofacial trauma

Mr Anthony Lynham, a consultant and maxillofacial surgeon at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital talks about Maxillofacial trauma.

Duration: 23 minutes 24 seconds
File size: 5MB

Play now


Information on automatically receiving the AFP podcasts