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Fillers Family medicine

Two case histories

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 17 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1641
  1. Jean Brown, general practitioner
  1. Ottery St Mary, Devon

    My mother in law has never been a great walker, but at nearly 80 she has kept active and takes a lively interest in the world and her family. She and her husband love Majorca and spend time there every winter. She has put on some weight over the years and her knees began to cause trouble. Just before Christmas they got worse and her break in Majorca was partly spoilt by a stiff neck. On her return she was treated to a massage, but she was finding it difficult to walk …

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