Musculoskeletal and joints

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People with suspected rheumatoid arthritis must be referred urgently


Dr Louise Warburton reviews the latest recommendations from NICE on the management of rheumatoid arthritis in adults

Back pain

Low back pain: what’s the diagnosis?


Dr Simon Somerville considers some possible causes of low back pain and explains that self-management is key to improved quality of life for patients

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Fragility fractures: an integrated care network is needed


Dr Alun Cooper considers the impact fragility fractures have on individuals and UK health services and summarises recent NOGG recommendations on osteoporosis prevention and treatment

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Risk assessment and treatment are key in osteoporosis

2017-06-15T12:00:00+01:00By Dr David Stephens

Dr David Stephens offers an overview of the NICE quality standard on osteoporosis and discusses how to identify, assess, and manage people who may be at risk from fragility fracture

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Top tips: osteoporosis


Dr Pam Brown shares some key points for the assessment, management, and review of people at risk of fragility fracture

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