Geriatric Musculoskeletal Problems

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What you'll learn

A process of a gradual change from birth to death is aging, and it has no universally accepted definition. More than 50% of the elderly in the world are suffering from musculoskeletal problems. Considering an increase in life expectancy in today’s population globally, this leads to a rise in the elderly population. read more »»

This can be attributed to the advanced medical services available and changing living patterns. Musculoskeletal disorders are debilitating conditions that significantly impair the state of health, especially in elderly subjects.

Highly prevalent interrelated disorders in the elderly, which form a pathological triad consists of the following main “components”: sarcopenia, tendinopathies, and arthritis. This course helps you to understand all these in brief.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of:

  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Soft tissue lesions
  • Hard tissue lesions
  • Clinical features, etiology, management of various musculoskeletal problems


Dr. O.P. Sharma

Sr. Consultant at Geriatric Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi and Emeritus Clinical Tutor at Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation.


DR. O. P. Sharma is the Sr. Consultant of Geriatric Medicine at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. He is the General Secretary of the Geriatric Society of India. He is a National Professor of Geriatrics. Dr. Sharma holds the position of Editor for Principles & Practices in Geriatric Medicine 2015, Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Geriatric Care, and Course Director cum Editor: AKN Sinha Institute – Geriatric Course. He also served in the positions as Editor of Indian Recommendations for Vaccination in Older Adults 2015, Core Committee Member of International Council on Adult Immunization – USA, Expert Group Member Geriatrics: Indian Council of Medical & Research, Expert Committee Member – Haj Vaccination initiatives – Malaysia 2015, Medscape “Pneumococcal Disease –A toxic Mix” Munich Germany 2013, Expert Committee Member of South East Asia Pneumococcal meet – Hong Kong 2013, Invited Speaker at World Anti-Ageing Conference held at Las Vegas, USA during 2007.

For: beginners

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