PAINFUL OSTEOARTHRITIS: TREATING PAIN THAT’S NOT ALL ABOUT THE JOINT
Professor Romy Parker, physiotherapist, Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, University of Cape Town
Monday 15 January 11.15 am COURSE FEES R110; Staff and students R55
Up to a third of people who have total joint replacements for painful osteoarthritis are still in pain two years later. Conversely, up to a third of people with severe osteoarthritis seen on X-rays have never experienced any pain. Pain is about more than one thing. In this lecture, we will (i) explore the different types of pain which can occur with osteoarthritis, (ii) discuss which type of pain will respond best to surgery; and (iii) discuss non-surgical methods (including eating, sleeping, exercising and breathing) to treat pain in osteoarthritis.
Participants can earn CPD points for this course.