Back school for LBP?

Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common health problems experienced by between 50% and 80% of adults…

Highlights from the 2020 World Osteoporosis Congress

Osteoporosis is a generalised bone disease characterised by a decrease in bone mass and a deterioration of bone microarchitecture resulting…

Managing osteoarthritis of the hand, hip and knee

As children, we used to giggle when granny predicted the weather based on the severity of the pain she experienced…

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CPD POINTS: 3

Bipolar sealers for orthopaedic surgery

Bipolar sealers have been shown to effectively control bleeding, reduce incidence of hematoma, reduce the average patient length of stay…

Does a combination of corticosteroid and hyaluronic acid reduce OA pain?

Osteoarthritis is a disease that is isolated to the cartilage of the joints. The most common symptom of osteoarthritis is…

New gout guidelines from the ACR

The American College of Rheumatology has provided guidance for the management of gout, including indications for and optimal use of…

Gout: what do the guidelines say?

The incidence of gout appears to be on the rise globally and is increasing in sub-Saharan Africa due to lifestyle…

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CPD POINTS: 1

Every fracture needs an action plan

The goal of a fracture liaison service (FLS) is to ensure that patients with clinical signs of osteoporosis receive appropriate…

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CPD POINTS: 3

The effect of smoking and alcohol on bone health

Smoking and alcohol consumption not only negatively affect cardiovascular and respiratory heath, but also has an impact on the entire…

The silent crippler

By the time you finish reading this article and completed our online CPD questionnaire (about 60 minutes), 1 200 people…

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CPD POINTS: 2

Total knee replacement vs rigorous nonsurgical therapy

Prior to the introduction of total knee replacement in the 1970s, patients with advanced knee osteoarthritis frequently became housebound. Now,…

Efficacy and safety of hyaluronic acid in knee osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the leading causes of disability in the elderly. Changes in the lubricating properties of synovial…

Osteoporosis: Link between bone and gut health

Gastrointestinal diseases (GIDs) are known risk factors of secondary osteoporosis and osteopaenia. These patients, being at increased risk of fracture,…

The challenge in monitoring osteoporosis therapy

This article will examine the topics of monitoring treatment of osteoporosis (based on a presentation by Dr Graham Ellis), and…

Clinical management of osteoporosis

At the NOFSA congress, Dr Mike Davey presented on non-pharmacologic oestrogen and SERMs while Drs Stan Lipschitz and Sue Brown…

Not all bones are equal

The following article is based on presentations by Dr Tobie de Villiers at the recent National Osteoporosis Foundation of South…

New guideline answers important questions about osteoporosis treatment

Postmenopausal osteoporosis is common in men and women over the age of 50. In fact, one in three women and…

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CPD POINTS: 1

Is effectiveness of hyaluronans dependent on molecular weight?

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the leading causes of disability in the elderly. Changes in the lubricating properties of synovial…

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CPD POINTS: 3

What you missed at the WCO congress

More than 4 000 delegates descended on the City of Lights from 4-7 April to attend this year’s World Congress on…

Getting a grip on gout

Physicians still underestimate the impact of untreated gout and do not view it as a disease that has a severe…

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