A guide for medical students and healthcare professionals.
Musculoskeletal disorders are the commonest cause of disability in the UK. Each year 15 per cent of patients on a general practitioner’s list will consult their doctor with a locomotor problem, and such conditions form 20–25 per cent of a GP’s workload. About 30 per cent of those with any physical disability, and 60 per cent of those with a severe disability, have a musculoskeletal disorder as the primary cause of their problems.
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Paediatric Muscoloskeletal Matters, PMM is an evidence based free online resource to enable a wide range of health professionals to learn more about paediatric musculoskeletal problems.