Introduction to musculoskeletal assessment

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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Resources
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.

The normal and abnormal joint, and pain. Education for Health is an award winning eLearning resource for health care professionals.

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