Musculo-Skeletal Problems in Emergency Medicine

Paperback | February 1, 1998

byJim Wardrope, Bryan English

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Musculo-skeletal problems underlie many of the cases seen by doctors working in accident and emergency departments. It is estimated that over 4 million patients per annum will attend an A and E department in England and Wales with such a condition. Although many of these problems may beconsidered less serious, when compared to others seen in A and E departments, a misdiagnosis could have far reaching and even fatal consequences. It is also the area where statistically A and E doctors are most likely to make an error of diagnosis. Musculo-skeletal problems in emergency medicineprovides guidelines on the history taking and examination of patients with musculo-skeletal problems. The book starts by explaining the pathology of musculo-skeletal injuries, describing the wide range of non-traumatic musculo-skeletal problems that present to an A and E department. Each section ofthe body is then dealt with in detail, with advice given on the management of Uspecific patient presentations. Throughout, emphasis is placed on the diagnosis of traumatic and non-traumatic injuries, and detailed guidance provided on their initial investigation, management, and ongoing referral. The book is fully illustrated and includes 'key points' at the start of each chapter.

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Musculo-skeletal problems underlie many of the cases seen by doctors working in accident and emergency departments. It is estimated that over 4 million patients per annum will attend an A and E department in England and Wales with such a condition. Although many of these problems may beconsidered less serious, when compared to others s...

Jim Wardrope is at Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. Bryan English is at Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:348 pages, 8.62 × 5.47 × 0.87 inPublished:February 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192628623

ISBN - 13:9780192628626

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Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1 - Introduction - the scope of musculo-skeletal medicineChapter 2 - Patient assessmentChapter 3 - Soft tissue injury and repair: Relevance to treatmentChapter 4 - Musculo-skeletal problems with no history of recent injuryChapter 5 - Principles of treatment of soft tissue traumaChapter 6 - The shoulder jointChapter 7 - The elbow jointChapter 8 - The wristChapter 9 - The handChapter 10 - Hip and thighChapter 11 - The kneechapter 12 - The legChapter 13 - The ankle jointChapter 14 - The footChapter 15 - Cervical spineChapter 16 - The backChapter 17 - The chestAppendix

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`'This is a well-written, easy reference guide for starters in accident and emergency surgery and for the young orthopaedic trainee...an interesting book with a straightforward purpose...I think that this book should be recommended for junior doctors embarking on a career in accident andemergency medicine or in orthopaedics, for senior medical students, and allied professionals caring for patients who may present acutely with muskuloskeletal conditions.''Nicola Maffulli, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1998.