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Bones & Joints
Musculoskeletal diseases: a far bigger issue than we realise
Musculoskeletal diseases are the most common cause of disability and work-related disability in the European Union and Ireland.
Movement and exercise are good for our bones, joints and muscles
Chartered physiotherapist, Dr Caitriona Cunningham, shares advice on how exercise and movement can benefit bones, joints and muscles.
Most fractures are preventable and won’t show warning
Osteoporosis is a disease that affects the insides of a person’s bones. It occurs when a person loses more bone than their body produces.
How to improve treatment of gout
Gout is much more prevalent than many believe. One in 40 people in the UK live with the condition which is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis worldwide.
Balance your movements today to save your joints for tomorrow
Tips and lessons on how we carry out everyday activities.
Getting to the heart of the matter in rheumatoid arthritis
1% of the world live with rheumatoid arthritis, that’s 21 million people: 45,000 of those live in Ireland.
Underlying cause: A case study on osteoporotic fractures
Pat Sheehan, principal consultant at BSM Galway, shares his experience of the balloon kyphoplasty procedure and discusses the stigma surrounding osteoporotic fractures.
Osteoporosis and multiple broken bones at 36
Sinead Tobin’s story underlines why it is so important that everyone check to see if they have risk factors for developing Osteoporosis.
Hip Replacement: Choosing the hip for you
Mr Stephen Kearns gives insight on technology versus track record when it comes to hip replacement.
Osteoporosis and Vitamin D
Osteoporosis is a disease which causes the insides of a person’s bones to become fragile and break very easily.
Developing a pathway of care
Many people who get spinal fractures in Ireland are never treated for the underlying disease: osteoporosis. Reasons for this include lack of knowledge and resources.
Physiotherapy: an active approach to bone and joint health
A physiotherapist can work with a patient to decide on the most appropriate management for acute and long-term bone and joint pain — or help people who simply want advice about getting active.
“Bring patients to the right hospital,” surgeon urges
Ireland enjoys some of the best orthopaedic healthcare in the world, but the difficulty to access it can be detrimental, one of the country’s leading experts denounces.
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