Musculoskeletal Trauma: a guide to assessment and diagnosis is a clinically focused text following patient journey from presentation to diagnosis in musculoskeletal trauma. An understanding of this process is essential to ensure that clinical assessment and diagnostic examinations inform decision making and effectively and efficiently optimize patient care. This text is particularly timely given the increasing blurring of professional boundaries within the emergency care setting and need for practitioners recognise the contribution of all professions to the patient care pathway and enhance interdisciplinary communication.
Written by an experienced multiprofessional clinical team, the book systematically guides the practitioner from musculoskeletal injury mechanisms, through clinical presentation and assessment, radiographic imaging and interpretation, to the formulation of a diagnosis. It is a coherent, logical and informative guide to contemporary practice for all emergency health care practitioners.
An introduction is provided to the principles of clinical assessment and radiographic technique. Radiographic images are provided alongside photographs of radiographic positioning to enhance understanding of anatomical relationships and image appearances. In addition, images of both clinical presentation and radiographic features of trauma are provided to enhance understanding of clinical signs and symptoms of trauma and support accurate decision-making. Whilst conventional imaging remains the mainstay for early diagnosis in the emergency department, the contribution of other imaging modalities (in particular CT, MRI & ultrasound) are explored and illustrated with appropriate clinical cases.
Chapter 1: The principles of clinical assessment
Chapter 2: Soft tissue injuries
Chapter 3: Radiographic referral
Chapter 4: Principles of radiographic examination
Chapter 5: Reviewing radiographic images
Chapter 6: Further imaging in trauma
Chapter 7: Hand, fingers and thumb
Chapter 8: Wrist
Chapter 9: Elbow and forearm
Chapter 10: Shoulder and humerus
Chapter 11: Thoracic cage
Chapter 12: Spine
Chapter 13: Pelvis, hip and proximal femur
Chapter 14: Knee and lower leg
Chapter 15: Ankle and foot
Chapter 16: Skull and face
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- © Churchill Livingstone 2011
- 22nd December 2010
- Churchill Livingstone
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