Upper limb in primary care, Part 2 Wrist, hand – joint, soft tissue and neurological disorders.
There is increasing focus on GPs reducing the number of referrals that they make to secondary care. Wrist and hand disorders are a good example of conditions that can be effectively managed by the GP.
A good assessment in conjunction with knowledge of the relevant clinical anatomy is often all that is needed to make the right diagnosis. A confident discussion about management options will then set the patient along a realistic and appropriate path.
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