Office Orthopedics for Primary Care: Treatment

3rd Edition

Authors: Bruce Anderson
Print ISBN: 9781416022060
eBook ISBN: 9781437710458
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 26th September 2005
Page Count: 336


The revised and expanded 3rd Edition of this widely popular text provides proven how-to guidance for the management of 52 of the most common musculoskeletal disorders seen in today's clinical settings, including strains, sprains, overuse injuries, and inflammatory and arthritic conditions. It explains each problem, how a typical patient describes the discomfort, what to look for during the examination, when to request X-rays, and how to draw a sound diagnosis from clinical observations. The text features updated tables of supports, braces, and casts that make it easy to choose the most efficient and cost-effective immobilizers.

Key Features

  • Features the expertise of Dr. Bruce Carl Anderson, a world authority on orthopedic practice in primary care.
  • Presents straightforward, proven "how-tos" for the 52 most common orthopedic problems—20 new to this edition.
  • Offers detailed descriptions and simple but effective anatomical drawings that demonstrate the 37 most effective local injection sites.
  • Features 30 ready-to-copy patient information sheets that show patients how to do rehabilitation exercises.
  • Includes many at-a-glance tables that compare dosages outline costs detail the uses of injectable corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and calcium supplements * and show supports, braces, and casts.

Table of Contents


Section I The 52 Most Common Outpatient Orthopedic Conditions

Chapter 1 Neck

Chapter 2 Shoulder

Chapter 3 Elbow

Chapter 4 Wrist

Chapter 5 Hand

Chapter 6 Chest

Chapter 7 Back

Chapter 8 Hip

Chapter 9 Knee

Chapter 10 Ankle

Chapter 11 Foot

Section II Fractures

Chapter 12 Fractures Frequently Encountered in Primary Care

Section III Exercise Instruction Sheets

Chapter 13 Exercise Instructions for Home Physical Therapy

Section IV Supports, Braces, and Casts

Chapter 14 The Most Commonly Used Supports, Braces, and Casts


Fractures, Medications, Lab Values




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About the Author

Bruce Anderson

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR; Director, Medical Orthopedic Department, Sunnyside Medical Center, Portland, OR


“This practical reference book for office orthopaedic conditions will assist the primary care clinician, especially with treatment, rehabilitation, and soft tissue or joint injection.”—Family Medicine, review of the previous edition.