Orthopaedics

iFuse for chronic sacroiliac pain

This is a new guideline from NICE advising that iFUSE can be used for treating chronic sacroiliac pain. The guideline was released in Oct 18. It is worth being aware of as we may have patients affected by this condition. The iFuse implant system involves placing implants over the sacroiliac joint. This aims to correct…
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Bisphosphonates, raloxifene and teriparatide for treating osteoporosis

This summary is based on 3 recent NICE guidelines: Bisphosphonates in people for primary or secondary prevention. Raloxifene for primary prevention. Basically it isn't advised. Raloxifene and teriparatide for secondary prevention. The advice hasn't changed. Previous guidance was rather complicated in that different bisphosphonates could be used at different levels of risk. This has all…
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Nice | Osteoarthritis

This guideline from NICE is an update of their 2008 osteoarthritis one. There will be more coming soon on pharmacological treatments, so this is covering most of the other stuff. There is only 1 new thing for us, which is in diagnosis. There isn't much else new, but as this is such a common condition, I'll give…
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