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Trauma and surgical procedures

An overview of concussion/mild traumatic brain injury management for primary healthcare professionals

Concussion is a form of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) resulting from an external force to the head or body that transiently... View Article

April 2022

Managing patients with neuropathic pain

Neuropathic pain results from a lesion or disease affecting the somatosensory system. There are a range of causes of neuropathic... View Article

May 2016

Ingrown toenails: digging out the facts

The best method for treating patients with an ingrown toenail has long been debated. Non-surgical options are generally preferred... View Article

December 2014

Causes, complications and treatment of a red eye

Most cases of “red eye” seen in general practice are likely to be conjunctivitis or a superficial corneal injury, however, red... View Article

August 2013

Microbiological assessment of infected wounds: when to take a swab and how to interpret the results

Identifying and managing infection in wounds is an important aspect of primary care practice. However, many issues relating to... View Article

June 2013

Testing serum cobalt and chromium in people with metal-on-metal hip replacements

Metal-on-metal hip replacements and resurfacings are associated with higher than acceptable failure rates, and particularly high-risk... View Article

December 2012

Common issues in paediatric oral health

How to recognise and manage common oral health issues in younger children including: what to expect inside the mouth, teething... View Article

April 2010

Falls in older people: causes and prevention

Approximately one-third of New Zealander’s aged over 65 years fall each year and this can result in considerable morbidity.... View Article

March 2010

Oral health

Oranga niho Overall, oral health in New Zealand has improved over the last few decades, however significant inequalities remain... View Article

July 2009

Osteoporotic fracture prevention: a new approach

An introduction to FRAX, a new WHO endorsed approach for the prevention of osteoporotic fractures. View Article

November 2008

Fracture Risk Assessment Calculator

Reference tool for calculating risk of major osteoporatic fracture. View Article

November 2008

Acute monoarthritis: differentiating between crystals sepsis and trauma

Acute monoarthritis is characterised by pain and swelling of a single joint. There are a number of causes, with crystals, trauma... View Article

November 2008