Jean Wong summarises a Cochrane systematic review, which suggests that exercise improves pain, function and quality of life in those with knee osteoarthritis.[read the full story...]
Whiplash and neck pain: what’s most cost-effective?
GPs Tom Rowley and Michael Horsfield write their debut MSK Elf blog on a recent systematic review, which investigates the most cost-effective interventions for the management of whiplash-associated and neck pain-associated disorders.[read the full story...]
Partnership with the (Primary Care Rheumatology) PCR Society
Today we welcome 5 new GP bloggers to the National Elf Service. Tom Rowley, Michael Horsfield, Jean Wong, Christine Haseler and Adrian Dunbar from the PCR Society will all be contributing blogs to the Musculoskeletal Elf over the coming months.[read the full story...]
Surgical versus non-surgical treatment of patellar dislocation
This systematic review compared surgical and non-surgical interventions used to managed patellar dislocation in adults.[read the full story...]
Surgical management of labral tears of the hip
Louise Duncan considers a review, which examines the outcomes of labral debridement and labral repair in the surgical management of femoroacetabular impingement.[read the full story...]
Help improve your Musculoskeletal Elf, please!
Your feedback on what we do is essential! Please help us improve the Musculoskeletal Elf website by completing our 15 min survey.[read the full story...]
National Elf Service now covers dentistry and musculoskeletal
Today we’ve added hundreds of dentistry & musculoskeletal health blogs to our website, which now contains over 3,000 evidence-based summaries of research. Welcome to the Dental Elf and the Musculoskeletal Elf![read the full story...]
What exercise type and dose for pain and disability in knee osteoarthritis?
Tracey Howe considers a systematic review, which examines exercise type and dose on pain and disability in knee osteoarthritis.[read the full story...]
What about stretch intensity and position?
Lesley Dawson considers a systematic review, which investigates how stretch intensity and body position may impact and influence the soft and connective tissue.[read the full story...]
The impact of rheumatoid arthritis on quality-of-life
Tracey Howe considers a systematic review examining the impact of rheumatoid arthritis on Health Related Quality of Life, measured through the SF-36.[read the full story...]