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Office Orthopedics for Primary Care: Treatment

The revised and expanded 3rd Edition of this widely popular text provides proven how-to guidance for the management of 52 of the most common musculoskeletal disorders seen in today's clinical settings, including strains, sprains, overuse injuries, and inflammatory and arthritic conditions. It explains each problem, how a typical patient describes the discomfort, what to look for during the examination, when to request X-rays, and how to draw a sound diagnosis from clinical observations. The text features updated tables of supports, braces, and casts that make it easy to choose the most efficient and cost-effective immobilizers.

Family Physicians, Internists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Nurses.

Paperback, 336 Pages

Published: September 2005

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-2206-0


  • “This practical reference book for office orthopaedic conditions will assist the primary care clinician, especially with treatment, rehabilitation, and soft tissue or joint injection.”—Family Medicine, review of the previous edition.


  • Introduction

    Section I The 52 Most Common Outpatient Orthopedic Conditions

    Chapter 1 Neck

    Chapter 2 Shoulder

    Chapter 3 Elbow

    Chapter 4 Wrist

    Chapter 5 Hand

    Chapter 6 Chest

    Chapter 7 Back

    Chapter 8 Hip

    Chapter 9 Knee

    Chapter 10 Ankle

    Chapter 11 Foot

    Section II Fractures

    Chapter 12 Fractures Frequently Encountered in Primary Care

    Section III Exercise Instruction Sheets

    Chapter 13 Exercise Instructions for Home Physical Therapy

    Section IV Supports, Braces, and Casts

    Chapter 14 The Most Commonly Used Supports, Braces, and Casts


    Fractures, Medications, Lab Values




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