Articles tagged under ‘Leg’
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Webinar recording: Understanding musculoskeletal problems - Part 3 - Shoulders and knees
In our final webinar of our series, Dr Wyatt explains common shoulder and knee problems and how to assist employees with related conditions.
Knee injuries: first steps
The DOs and DON'Ts of best practice early intervention following knee injury.
What's with that knee? A first look
An introduction to knee injuries, covering the most common types of work-related knee problems, as well as the important questions to ensure accurate diagnosis.
Webinar Recording: Knee injuries - Getting employees back on their feet
This webinar looks at work contribution to, the nature of, and rehabilitation of knee injuries.
Work and osteoarthritis of the knee
A research based look at the evidence on work contribution to knee osteoarthritis
Knee cartilage tears explained
Chondromalacia - now what is that?
Information on knee cartilage disorders, their treatments and a case study.
Fact sheet: Plantar fasciitis
Painful inflammation of the heel and foot.
Determined to RTW
A truck driver with a recurring knee injury doesn't let setbacks keep him out of the cabin in this SA case study
Case study: Changing gears
Motorcycle mechanic Craig can't wait to get back to work after breaking his femur and heel. Is his old job still suitable?
"Getting back is the best"
Aged care worker, Donna Taylor, remains positive by taking on an admin role following an injury at work.
Complacency in return to work programs does not produce good outcomes
An injured worker, with knee injuries and heart condition, is made redundant and has to deal with the concern that no other employer will take him on.
Research 1 - 6 of 6
Common knee surgery usually unhelpful, may be harmful
Evidence accumulates against arthroscopic partial meniscectomy, a common surgical procedure intended to reduce knee pain and improve function in middle to older aged patients.
Are health apps the way forward for chronic MSDs?
A promising new digital care program that monitors exercise and offers personal health coaching and peer support has successfully engaged people with chronic MSD pain, achieving impressive reductions in pain over the course of three months.
Knee osteoarthritis, age and heavy lifting
Does working as an airport baggage handler for twenty years increase the risk of knee osteoarthritis, or is aging the real culprit?
After amputation, who might struggle to RTW?
Returning to work after the amputation of a leg or foot takes time. Older workers struggle more, as do those who report lower quality of life. Amputation point matters too.
The lowdown on leg pain or sciatica
Researchers still argue about how common sciatica is, and precisely how it should be defined. One thing is clear: it's a warning sign of struggles ahead for a worker with back pain...
Treating knee pain in older adults
Practitioners under-prescribe key effective treatments: Education, exercise and weight loss