Case Study

Case: A middle-aged woman with polyarthritis and comorbid obesity

With Dr Barry Cole
13 Dec 2015

In this case study, Dr B Elliot Cole describes the pain management of a middle-aged woman with polyarthritis and comorbid obesity.

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Case: Managing musculoskeletal pain in an elderly woman

26 May 2015

Chronic pain can occur due to a number of musculoskeletal conditions. These conditions are common, with over nine million people in the UK affected by arthritis alone. An estimated 40% of adults experience an episode of spinal pain arising from the back or neck in any one year.

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Case: Fibromyalgia and early osteoarthritis pain

With Dr Amina Gsel, Dr Chris Edwards and Dr Hermann Ribera.
20 Apr 2015

Rheumatologist Dr Amina Gsel reports the case of a 70-year-old woman with a long history of moderate-to-severe pain in multiple locations and radiographic findings of cervical spondylosis and degenerative disc disease.

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Case: Subacute pain after total knee arthroplasty

With Dr Axel Sauter, Professor Harald Breivik and Professor Narinder Rawal
19 Mar 2015

A significant proportion of patients continue to have severe pain in the weeks and months that follow a total knee arthroplasty (TKA), and these often have suboptimal pain treatment. When pain interferes with mobilization and joint movement, the rehabilitation phase is prolonged and painful. Even though many patients will have recovered knee function one year after surgery, a significant number still experience pain. Will aggressive attempts to relieve pain and hyperalgesia when present six weeks after surgery reduce the risk of chronic and disabling pain after this type of palliative surgery?

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