Knee Osteoarthritis: How Good Is Conservative Management And If, When And How To Move To Surgery

Knee osteoarthritis: how good is conservative management and if, when and how to move to surgery

ABOUT:

The assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions and sporting injuries is a significant part of the workload of general practice. General Practitioners play an important role within the Australian healthcare system in the prevention, early detection and management of chronic musculoskeletal diseases. The burden of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions can be reduced through intervention at various points along the disease continuum, including prevention, early diagnosis, prompt initiation of treatment, ongoing management and timely access to surgical interventions such as joint replacement.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. Outline treatment options for conservative management of knee osteoarthritis
  2. Discuss the indications for surgery and predictors  for good and poor surgical outcomes (SMART tool)
  3. Explain the triage process and waiting times for clinics at St Vincent’s.
  4. Describing the process for optimising those for surgery
  5. Use hospital guidelines and HealthPathways Melbourne to navigate management and referral of patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Knee osteoarthritis: how good is conservative management and if, when and how to move to surgery
  • Presenter(s):Keith Lim
  • Host:St Vincent's Hospital (Public)
  • Duration:1.00.01 min
  • Activity ID:161772
  • QI&CPD Points:2
  • Provider:praxhub

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