Description

Since its first publication, almost two decades ago, A System of Orthopaedic Medicine has proven to be a reliable resource and guide for those clinicians working in the field of orthopaedic medicine who assess and treat the effects of musculoskeletal pain.

This third edition remains focused on clinical reasoning and diagnosis, with detailed guidance on palpation of the anatomical structures and the correct performance of each therapeutic technique. Following the ‘System’, the clinician first completes a systematic clinical assessment of the joints involved, and then, after interpreting the results, groups the disorders and conditions into clinical syndromes. Finally, the natural history and the conservative treatment of each condition are discussed accordingly.

NEW!
Building on the previous edition, A System of Orthopaedic Medicine now comes with access to online resources designed to support and enhance the learning experience of each and every clinician using the book. The new edition has been streamlined for easier access and handling by transferring all the applied anatomy chapters, references, links and other selected chapters onto the online resources.

LOG ON TO www.orthopaedicmedicineonline.com TO START YOUR EXPERIENCE AND ACCESS:

  • x100 video clips of examination and treatment techniques (referenced in the book)
  • all the references with access to the abstracts on Medline
  • online only chapters which includes applied anatomy (referenced in the book)

Key Features

  • A logical, step-by-step approach to examination and assessment which helps identify the source of the problem more quickly and surely
  • Fully comprehensive – the entire musculoskeletal system is addressed
  • Summary charts and tables facilitate quick reference and easy revision
  • Multiple illustrations supplement and further clarify the text
  • Differential diagnosis flowcharts summarize the deductive thought sequence which should be followed for each joint examination
  • Access to online resources which include videos of techniques and much more! – www.orthopaedicmedicineonline.com

Table of Contents

Preface to the third edition
Preface to the first edition
About the website
Acknowledgements

Section 1: General principles
1. Pain
2. Pressure on nerves
3. Connective tissue
4. Clinical diagnosis of soft tissue lesions
5. Principles of treatment

Section 2: The cervical spine
ONLINE Applied anatomy of the cervical spine
6. Clinical examination of the cervical spine
7. Interpretation of the clinical examination of the cervical spine
8. Mechanical disorders
9. Non-mechanical disorders: warning signs
ONLINE Non-mechanical disorders
10. Whiplash-associated disorders
ONLINE Headache and vertigo of cervical origin
11. Treatment of the cervical spine

Section 3: The shoulder
ONLINE Applied anatomy of the shoulder
12. Clinical examination of the shoulder
13. Interpretation of the clinical examination of the shoulder
14. Disorders of the inert structures
ONLINE Excessive range of movement: instability of the shoulder
15. Disorders of the contractile structures
ONLINE Disorders associated with a painful arc

Section 4: The shoulder girdle
ONLINE Applied anatomy of the shoulder girdle
ONLINE Clinical examination of the shoulder girdle
ONLINE Interpretation of the clinical examination of the shoulder girdle
ONLINE Disorders of the inert structures
ONLINE Disorders of the contractile structures

Section 5: The elbow
ONLINE Applied anatomy of the elbow
16. Clinical examination of the elbow
17. Interpretation of the clinical examination of the elbow
18. Disorders of the inert structures
19. Disorders of the contractile structures

Section 6: The wrist, thumb and hand
ONLINE Applied anatomy of the wrist, thumb and hand
20. Clinical examination of the wrist, thumb and hand
21. Interpretation of the clinical examination of the wrist, thumb and hand

Details

No. of pages:
844
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702052958
Print ISBN:
9780702031458

About the author

Ludwig Ombregt

Affiliations and Expertise

Medical Practitioner and International Lecturer in Orthopaedic Medicine, Kanegem, Belgium