Rheumatology Examination and Injection Techniques


  • Michael Doherty, Consultant Senior Lecturer, Rheumatology Unit, City Hospital, Nottingham, UK
  • Brian Hazleman, MA, FRCP, Consultant Rheumatologist, Addenbroke's Hospital, Cambridge, Director of Rheumatology Research Group, Addenbroke's Hospital, Cambridge, Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cambridge
  • Charles Hutton, MD, MA(Hon Penna), FACP, Consultant Rheumatologist, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati; formerly Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Peter Maddison, Consultant Rheumatologist, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, UK
  • Julian Perry, MD, Section Head, Orbital & Oculoplastic Surgery, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

This highly illustrated text provides comprehensive coverage of the examination of patients with joint or periarticular disease. It includes full details of joint aspiration, injection techniques and examination of synovial fluid. This 2nd Edition contains more practical procedures than ever before, with new coverage of biopsy and epidural injections. All chapters have been revised and expanded to include more illustrations.
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Book information

  • Published: October 1998
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-2387-3

Table of Contents

Section I: INTRODUCTION to EXAMINATION. Introduction. The Minimum Rheumatological Examination. Disease Assessment Indices. Section II: EXAMINATION of SPECIFIC REGIONS. The Shoulder. The Elbow. The Hand. The Spine. The Hip. The Knee. The Foot and Ankle. The Temporomandibular Joint. Posture and Gait. Section II: ASPIRATION and INJECTION TECHNIQUES. Principles of Joint Aspiration and Steroid Injection. Examination of Synovial Fluid.