Musculoskeletal disorders are perhaps a surprise as the fourth leading diagnostic category in primary care. Key facts and figures here.
NSAIDs for Chronic Low Back Pain: True or False?
More effective vs placebo? Less effective than opioids? Equally as potent as APAP? What’s true and what false about NSAIDs?
RA and Primary Care: 8 Looks to the Future
Special Report recap: the current and future state of RA patient care and what PCPs will need to know to do their part.
7 New Hip Osteoarthritis Recommendations
A new evidence-based clinical practice guideline addresses adverse events, surgical risks, and patient education
RA Comanagement and the Future
Comanaging RA and its comorbidities is just one of many directions primary care is likely to take. Part 4 of a Special Report.
Changing the RA Referral Paradigm
With a growing shortfall of rheumatologists, primary care may play a greater role in the initiation of long-term therapy. Part 3 of a Special Report.
8 New Rheumatoid Arthritis Findings
RA symptoms invisible but harmful, mortality increases with RA, plus 6 more highlights from recent RA studies of interest to primary care.
Early Diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Primary Care
Primary care physicians may contribute to improved outcomes by recognizing the signs and symptoms early on. Part 2 of a Special Report.
Rheumatoid Arthritis in Primary Care
This Special Report details the expanding role PCPs can play in serving an increasingly underserved population.
Musculoskeletal Hits Top 10 in Primary Care Visits
For key facts and figures about musculoskeletal disorders, perhaps a surprise as the fourth leading diagnostic category in primary care, see the pages that follow.
Low Back Pain Triggers: Many Are Modifiable
Brief exposure to a variety of modifiable factors—physical and psychosocial—increases the risk of back pain.