Physical examination is a key element of clinical diagnosis in surgical practice, as well as an essential skill in postgraduate professional entry and exit examinations. With its 'at-a-glance' algorithms, mind maps, and exam-style questions and answers, Physical Examination for Surgeons provides a concise yet authoritative guide to examination technique and differential diagnosis. Written by a team of senior surgical registrars and consultant surgeons, experienced postgraduate examiners and leading international experts, it provides a comprehensive and definitive answer to the challenges of the MRCS exam on physical examination. All surgical specialties are covered, including neurosurgery, ENT, gynaecology and transplant. It is a high-yield revision aid for the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons exam, as well as a valuable reference for the Fellowship exam (FRCS) and beyond. Of interest to trainee and practising surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, medical students and clinical nurse specialists and military healthcare practitioners.
Introduction; Part I. Principles of Surgery: 1. Principles of surgery; Part II. Surgical History and Documentation: 2. Surgical history and documentation; Part III. General Surgery: 3. Examination of peripheral stigmata of disease in general surgery; 4. Examination of the abdomen; 5. Examination of abdominal scars; 6. Examination of the groin; 7. Examination of a stoma; 8. Renal access and transplant examination; Part IV. Breast Surgery: 9. Examination of the breast; Part V. Pelvis and Perineum: 10. Examination of the anus; 11. Examination of the pudendum and vagina; 12. Examination of the penis; 13. Examination of the scrotum; Part VI. Orthopaedic Surgery: 14. Generic joint examination; 15. Examination of gait; 16. Examination of the cervical and thoracic spine; 17. C-Spine injury: assessment in trauma; 18. Examination of the shoulder; 19. Examination of the elbow; 20. Examination of the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint; 21. Examination of the hip; 22. Examination of the knee; 23. Examination of the ankle; Part VII. Vascular Surgery: 24. Examination of the carotid artery; 25. Examination of an abdominal aortic aneurysm; 26. Arterial examination of the upper limb; 27. Arterial examination of the lower limbs; 28. Examination of the lower limb venous system; 29. Examination of ulcers; Part VIII. Heart and Thorax: 30. Examination of the thorax and lungs; 31. Examination of the heart and great vessels; Part IX. Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery: 32. Examination of the ear; 33. Examination of the nose; 34. Examination of the throat; Part X. Oral and Maxillofacial Examination for General Surgeons: 35. Extra-oral examination of the face; 36. Intra-oral examination; Part XI. Examination of the Neck and Thyroid: 37. Examination of the neck; 38. Thyroid status examination; Part XII. Neurosurgery: 39. Global neurological examination; 40. Focal neurological examination; Part XIII. Plastic Surgery: 41. Examination of skin lesions and lumps; 42. Examination of scars; 43. Examination of flaps and grafts; 44. Examination of acute burns; 45. Examination of old burns; 46. Examination of the hands; Part XIV. Surgical Radiology: 47. Principles of plain film; 48. Chest X-ray; 49. Abdominal X-ray; 50. Mammogram; 51. Facial X-ray; 52. Cervical spine X-ray; 53. Shoulder X-ray; 54. Elbow X-ray; 55. Wrist and distal forearm X-ray; 56. Pelvis and hip X-ray; 57. Knee X-ray; 58. Foot and ankle X-ray; 59. Principles of CT; 60. Brain CT; 61. Chest CT; 62. Abdomen CT; 63. Aorta CT; 64. Kidneys, ureter and bladder CT; 65. Lower limb CT angiogram; Part XV. Airway, Trauma and Critical Care: 66. Examination of the trauma patient; 67. Examination of the critically ill surgical patient; 68. Assessment of the airway for intubation; 69. Assessment of the compromised airway; 70. Examination of a tracheostomy; Index.