n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Common hand conditions : more about... orthopaedic surgery
|Article Title||Common hand conditions : more about... orthopaedic surgery|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 Groote Schuur Hospital|
|Publication Date||Sep 2011|
|Pages||378 - 380|
Other than hand injuries and infections, the general practitioner and those involved in primary health care should be able to correctly diagnose, manage and treat where appropriate the common conditions affecting the hand. Many systemic diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and gout can, and often do, present with secondary hand involvement. This article focuses on five common primary hand conditions. These five pathologies cover more than 90% of all patients presenting with hand-related symptoms.
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