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Crash Course Rheumatology and Orthopaedics : Crash Course - Cameron Elias-Jones

Crash Course Rheumatology and Orthopaedics

Crash Course

Paperback Published: 12th January 2015
ISBN: 9780723438670
Number Of Pages: 256

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Musculoskeletal problems represent a significant and increasing challenge in primary and secondary care, linked to an aging population, the anticipated obesity epidemic and active sports participation. It is inevitable that all doctors will need to manage patients with orthopaedic and rheumatological problems. Musculoskeletal medicine is a rapidly changing field subject to much clinical and basic science research. This superb new edition provides clear and concise coverage of the diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system and the new understanding that underlies their pathologies and treatments.

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  • More than 250 artworks, tables, photographs and boxes present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner
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  • Includes useful 'Learning Objectives' at the start of each chapter.
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  • Fully updated to include feedback from hundreds of students!

Industry Reviews

Comments from current and previous editions At UEA this book is a godsend for the second unit of the first year. It's simple, clear and easy to understand. It covers all of the curriculum and explains it in an understandable format. I love this book! Medical Student, UEA This is another great Crash Course book. Where other topics involve detailed pathology, in many cases orthopaedics is better expressed by diagrams and Crash Course Rheumatology and Orthopaedics has lots of these - and they're very easy to understand. With concise, but yet very readable information, this book gives a good base to build orthopaedic knowledge. I would recommend it to anyone who can't tell their Smith's from their Colles. MAD, the official journal of Barts and The London Student's Association

1 Taking a history.
2 Examining joints.
3 Investigations.
4 Regional pain.
5 Widespread musculoskeletal pain.
6 An acute hot swollen joint.
7 A child with a limp.
8 A swelling.
9 Back pain.
10 Altered sensation and weakness.
11 Osteoarthritis.
12 Rheumatoid arthritis.
13 Spondyloarthropathies.
14 Connective tissue diseases.
15 Metabolic bone disease.
16 Gout and pseudogout.
17 Paediatric joint disease.
18 Fractures.
19 Trauma.
20 Infection of bones and joints.
21 Principles of orthopaedic surgery.
22 Malignancy.
23 Sports injuries.
24 Soft tissue disorders.
Best of five questions (BOFs).
Extended-matching questions (EMQs)

ISBN: 9780723438670
ISBN-10: 0723438676
Series: Crash Course
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 12th January 2015
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 25.5  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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