This interactive and practical hands on workshop will focus on head, shoulder and knee injuries and conditions. Diagnosis, examination techniques and management, including radiological interventions and physiotherapy, will be covered. Presenters include a GP, sports and exercise physician, radiologist, specialist MSK sonographer, and physiotherapist.
Relevance to General Practice
The assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries is a significant part of the workload of general practice. Almost one in five (18.4%) general practice encounters relate to musculoskeletal problems, and almost a quarter of these occur as a result of injury.
The GP has a critical role in the management of sports injuries and other musculoskeletal conditions, and should develop skills in taking a history specific for these and developing a comprehensive management plan.
- Identify concussion, prolonged concussion and post-concussion syndrome
- Demonstrate appropriate examination techniques of the shoulder and knee
- Discuss the appropriate imaging investigations for shoulder and knee presentations
- Recognise the sonographic appearances of normal and abnormal structures in the shoulder and knee
- Review the 'red flag' symptoms and signs that indicate referral is required
Domains of General Practice
D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
Curriculum Contextual Units
- Musculoskeletal and sports medicine