Key Features

  • More than 250 artworks, tables, photographs and boxes present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner
  • Friendly and accessible approach to the subject makes learning especially easy
  • Written by junior doctors for students - authors who understand exam pressures
  • Contains ‘Hints and Tips’ boxes, and other useful aide-mémoires
  • Succinct coverage of the subject enables ‘sharp focus’ and efficient use of time during exam preparation
  • Contains a fully updated self-assessment section - ideal for honing exam skills and self-testing

Table of Contents


1 Taking a history.

2 Examining joints.

3 Investigations.

4 Regional pain.

5 Widespread musculoskeletal pain.

6 An acute hot swollen joint.

7 A child with a limp.

8 A swelling.

9 Back pain.

10 Altered sensation and weakness.

11 Osteoarthritis.

12 Rheumatoid arthritis.

13 Spondyloarthropathies.

14 Connective tissue diseases.

15 Metabolic bone disease.

16 Gout and pseudogout.

17 Paediatric joint disease.

18 Fractures.

19 Trauma.

20 Infection of bones and joints.

21 Principles of orthopaedic surgery.

22 Malignancy.

23 Sports injuries.

24 Soft tissue disorders.

Best of five questions (BOFs).

Extended-matching questions (EMQs)


Mosby Ltd.
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