In the decade to 2012, about 25% of the sprains/strains managed by Australian GPs (excluding those of the back) were related to the ankle or knee. There is good evidence that history and physical examination by an experienced examiner can be as accurate as imaging for diagnosis of uncomplicated acute ankle and knee injuries. Most…

The shingles vaccine is provided free for people aged 70 years under the National Immunisation Program. There is also a five year catch-up program for people aged 71 – 79 years until 31 October 2021.  Routine vaccination of persons aged 70–79 years is expected to obtain the greatest benefits against shingles and its complications. Further…