Crash Course Rheumatology and Orthopaedics - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780723436317, 9780723437833

Crash Course Rheumatology and Orthopaedics

3rd Edition

Series Editors: Daniel Horton-Szar
Authors: Cameron Elias-Jones Martin Perry
eBook ISBN: 9780723437833
Imprint: Mosby Ltd.
Published Date: 22nd July 2013
Page Count: 256

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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)


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A winning formula now for over 15 years, each volume has been fine tuned and fully updated, with an improved layout tailored to make your life easier. Especially written by junior doctors – those who understand what is essential for exam success – with all information thoroughly checked and quality assured by expert Faculty Advisers, the result is a series of books which exactly meets your needs and you know you can trust.

Musculoskeletal problems represent a significant and increasing challenge in primary and secondary care, linked to an aging population, the anticipated obesity epidemic and active sports participation. It is inevitable that all doctors will need to manage patients with orthopaedic and rheumatological problems. Musculoskeletal medicine is a rapidly changing field subject to much clinical and basic science research. This superb new edition provides clear and concise coverage of the diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system and the new understanding that underlies their pathologies and treatments.

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


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About the Series Editors

Daniel Horton-Szar Series Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Northgate Medical Practice, Canterbury, Kent, UK

About the Authors

Cameron Elias-Jones Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Specialty Registrar, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, UK

Martin Perry Author

Affiliations and Expertise

Specialist Registrar in Rheumatology, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley, UK