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Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Trauma at a Glance, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-65470-5
120 pages
November 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Trauma at a Glance is the new edition of The Musculoskeletal System at a Glance. The book now includes not just basic anatomy, but also features presenting complaints and patient examination and reflects the increased coverage of rheumatology, making it relevant for students at all levels.

Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Trauma at a Glance

  • Expands its coverage of rheumatology to include all major topics on the medical student curriculum
  • Includes fully illustrated chapters on examination of each part of the musculoskeletal system
  • Provides self-assessment case studies to test knowledge and provide clinical context
  • Consolidates all information relating to the musculoskeletal system in one title

Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Trauma at a Glance is ideal for all medical students studying the musculoskeletal system or taking an orthopaedics or rheumatology rotation.

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Table of Contents

Preface 6

Guide to anatomical terminology 7

Section 1 Introduction.

1 Musculoskeletal structure and function 8

2 Calcium homeostasis and bone metabolism 10

3 History and examination – an overview 12

4 Imaging 14

Section 2 The arm.

5 Anatomy of the arm 16

6 History and examination of the arm 19

7 Problems presenting in the arm 22

8 Upper arm trauma 24

9 Lower arm trauma 26

Section 3 The spine.

10 Anatomy of the spine 28

11 History and examination of the spine 30

12 Problems presenting in the spine 32

13 Trauma of the spine 34

Section 4 The leg.

14 Anatomy of the leg 36

15 History and examination of the leg 38

16 Problems presenting in the hip 40

17 Joint replacement 42

18 Problems presenting in the lower leg 44

19 Upper leg trauma 46

20 Lower leg trauma 48

Section 5 Rheumatology.

21 Rheumatological history and examination 50

22 Pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis 52

23 Rheumatoid arthritis 54

24 Systemic lupus erythematosus 57

25 Ankylosing spondylitis 60

26 The spondyloarthropathies 62

27 Acute joint disease 64

28 Infection and malignancy 66

29 Fibromyalgia 68

30 Osteoporosis 70

31 Disorders of bone metabolism 72

32 Vasculitis 1: Giant cell arteritis 74

33 Vasculitis 2: Medium and small vessel vasculitis 76

34 Scleroderma 78

35 Infl ammatory muscle diseases 80

36 The medical management of infl ammatory disease 82

37 Rehabilitation 84

Section 6 Orthopaedics.

38 Orthopaedics in children 86

39 Sports medicine 88

40 Neurological disorders and orthotics 90

41 Orthopaedics in the elderly 92

Section 7 Trauma.

42 Initial management of the polytraumatised patient 94

43 Wound management 96

44 Plastic surgery 97

45 Burns 98

46 Peripheral and spinal nerve injuries 100

47 Head injuries 102

48 Fractures and dislocations 104

49 Compartment syndrome 106

Self-assessment case studies: questions 108

Self-assessment case studies: answers 110

Index 113

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Author Information

Catherine Swales is Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford

Christopher Bulstrode is Emeritus Professor in Trauma and Orthopaedics at the University of Oxford

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Do you think you've discovered an error in this book? Please check the list of errata below to see if we've already addressed the error. If not, please submit the error via our Errata Form. We will attempt to verify your error; if you're right, we will post a correction below.

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23 55 Rheumatoid Arthritis. Correct text is underlined below.
In 2010, new criteria were devised by collaboration between ACR and the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) to increase the sensitivity in early disease. The diagnosis of RA is based on the presence of synovitis in at least one joint (for which there is no better alternative diagnosis) and a score of ≥6 out of 10 from the following:
  • Number and size of involved joints (score 0-5).
  • Serologic abnormality (score 0-3).
  • Elevated acute phase response (score 0-1).
  • Symptom duration (score 0-1).
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