With 50% of Australians currently having a chronic disease, and 25% having two or more, many of these present to health practitioners with the additional challenge of osteoarthritic knees.
With the scientific evidence moving away from low value, high cost interventions, medical practitioners must embrace the multi-disciplinary specialist and allied health team to manage this increasingly common presentation.
The 2017 Australian Commission of Safety and Quality in Health Care Clinical Care guidelines for the management of knee osteoarthritis and the recently released 2018 Victorian Model of Care for Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee certainly encourage this approach.
This webinar will explain how this approach can also help to manage many other chronic diseases, with the central themes of management being low cost, high value care including education, reassurance, weight loss, healthy eating and regular exercise. At the centre of this must be the patient who must be involved in all aspects of their own care with recognition and management of the entire biopsychosocial construct of their presentation.