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Management of the Cervical Spine & Shoulder Conditions

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Gepps Cross Hotel

560 Main N Road

Blair Athol, SA 5084

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FOR GPs & PRACTICE NURSES

This session will provide an update on the management of the cervical spine and common shoulder conditions. The presenters will discuss the treatment and testing options available for the frozen shoulder and the anatomy of the cervical spine.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Discuss the continuum of bursitis through to rotator cuff tears and how to clinically diagnose adhesive capsulitis(frozen shoulder).

  • Identify the importance of plain Xray, CT, Ultrasound and MRI and bone scans in shoulder and evaluation.
    Discuss the role and limitations of corticosteroid injections in shoulder conditions.

  • Identify the anatomy of the cervical spine and relevance to clinical presentations.

  • Discuss the presentation of the various clinical syndromes seen in the cervical spine and the various surgical options for cervical myelopathy and radiculopathy and when to refer to a spinal surgeon.

  • Understand the indications for nerve root block vs facet block.

AGENDA

6.30pm – 7.00pm Registration and dinner
7.00pm – 8.00pm Presentation by Dr Andrew Comley
8.00pm – 8.10pm Dessert
8.10pm – 9.10pm Presentation by Dr Matthew MacDonald
9.10pm – 9.20pm Q&A, evaluation and close

RACGP Category 2: 4 points

This event is funded by the Adelaide Primary Health Network - an Australian Government Initiative

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560 Main N Road

Blair Athol, SA 5084

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