This popular guide equips non-specialists with just the right amount of information to manage common orthopedic conditions and emergencies seen in the primary care setting. Thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the state of the art, it focuses on the fundamental concepts, diagnostic procedures, and treatment techniques that can help improve a patient’s level of function and lessen their pain. A CD-ROM – new to this edition – enables you to quickly access all of the book’s illustrations and patient teaching guides on your computer.
"An eminently practical text that deal succinctly with relevant anatomy, appropriate history inquires, and physical examination, differential diagnosis, and treatment." - Annals of Internal Medicine
- Patient teaching guides for more than 35 disorders — including lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and osteoporosis — help you assist patients in their recovery.
- Comprehensive pharmacology information — including guidelines on usage, contraindications, and interactions — enables you to apply the most effective patient treatment approaches.
- A bonus CD-ROM allows you to conveniently access all of the illustrations and patient teaching guides from the book.
New to this Edition
- Nearly 350 illustrations — about 100 new to this edition — easily explain key concepts.
Table of Contents
1. Physical Examination
2. Fractures: General Management
3. The Cervical Spine
4. The Cervicobrachial Region
5. The Shoulder
6. The Elbow
7. The Forearm, Wrist, and Hand
8. The Back
9. The Pelvis and Sacrum
10. The Hip
11. The Knee
12. The Ankle and Foot
13. Infections of the Bone and Joint
14. The Arthritides
15. Sports Medicine
16. Radiologic Aspects of Orthopedic Diseases
17. Maxillofacial Injuries
18. Special Topics
Appendixes: Anterior Dermatome • Posterior Dermatome • Patient Teaching Guides
By Lonnie Mercier, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE