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Question Categories: Musculoskeletal

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Sara is 55 years old and presents to the GP with generalised muscle pains and tenderness for the last 2 days. She is otherwise well. Past medical history includes Psoriasis, Hypercholesterolaemia and Hypertension. Her medications include Simvastatin 40mg and Amlodipine 10mg, both started 2 years ago. What is the most appropriate next step in management?


Mark is a 52 year old builder who fell forwards landing on his right hand earlier in the day. He attends A&E. On examination there is mild tenderness in the anatomical snuffbox and slight discomfort upon wrist dorsiflexion, with a normal grip. His X-Ray does not show any scaphoid fracture. Which of the following statements …

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A 27 year old male has injured his right elbow several weeks ago and is concerned about ongoing symptoms. He has numbness and tingling in his right 4th and 5th fingers and ulnar border of the right palm. Which one of the following signs would be most consistent with his likely diagnosis?


A 65 year old lady attends the GP complaining of bilateral pain and stiffness around the shoulder region and fatigue for several weeks. The stiffness lasts for around an hour after waking and after periods of rest. Systems review is unremarkable, and she has no past medical history of note. Your GP colleague had requested …

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Oliver is 25 years old and works as a chef and presents to the GP with left hip pain which started gradually over the last two weeks. He feels it is impacting his work and appears anxious that he may lose his job. On examination you notice that he has lateral hip pain, point tenderness …

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Jenny attends the GP as she is upset that her 13 year old son has recently been diagnosed with Slipped upper femoral epiphysis (SUFE). She is frustrated that despite presenting to the GP several times over the last 2 weeks it has only just been diagnosed formally by the hospital team. You discuss his initial …

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A 32 year old footballer complains of right knee pain following a match injury yesterday in which he thought he heard a ‘pop’. He had severe pain initially and his knee began to swell within one hour. He is struggling to weight bear. Which one of the following tests would be most useful to aid …

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A 25 year old footballer sustains a fall and complains of a sharp pain at the back of his leg. He is struggling to walk on his tiptoes. Which one of the following tests would be most useful to aid diagnosis?


Donald is 52 years old and has longstanding Gout which is poorly controlled. He did not tolerate Allopurinol. Which of the following medications would be the next alternative prophylactic agent?


A 50 year old man presents to A&E with a painful left big toe that looks classic of Gout. You notice he frequently presents with this condition. Which one of the following risk factors is not associated with Gout?

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