n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Common hand conditions : more about... orthopaedic surgery

Volume 29, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



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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