Knowledge Portal

The MSK Knowledge Hub is part of the partnership between the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance and NHS England. The aim is to provide a searchable resource library for people working on support for people with musculoskeletal conditions. If you have musculoskeletal-related articles or documents which meet our criteria you’d like to share, please register and then use the add a resource button to let us know. The Hub incorporates an interactive MSK Forum enabling people to discuss and share views.

The MSK Knowledge Hub is a new project. We are in the process of uploading resources. Please let us know of any resources that are missing and you think should be included.

A fact sheet developed by UK charity Arthritis Action, providing physical activity advice for patients with arthritis. Will help clinicians discuss physical activity with patients.

Benefits of exercise for people with arthritis:

- Less pain
- Increased energy
- Improved function
- Better memory and concentration
- Weight control
- Lower blood pressure
- Better blood sugar control
- Social benefits
- Improved mood
- Improved flexibility and strength
- Improved stamina - Improved balance
- Improved sleep and fatigue
- Reduced risk of falls


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The Fracture Liaison Service Database: Commissioner's Report 2018 contains a summary of the audit’s national key findings and recommendations and results for fracture liaison services (FLSs) by region.


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Strong bones after 50 is a guide that provides jargon-free information to patients and carers for supporting older people who have broken a bone following a fall.


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This review highlights evidence from the NIHR and others on why research in this area matters, assessment and matching patients to treatment, restoring musculoskeletal health and maintaining musculoskeletal wellbeing.

It features:
37 published studies
25 ongoing research projects
Questions to ask your physiotherapy musculoskeletal services
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This guidance covers the management of the painful deformed great toe.


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