Key Features

  • Chapter summaries emphasize key areas of importance.
  • Case studies illustrate problem-solving approaches and demonstrate how to manage specific client groups.
  • Objectives and prerequisites are included for each section, alerting readers to what they should know before and after reading.
  • Reading and practice assignments include recommended prerequisite knowledge and experience.
  • Well-illustrated text includes line diagrams, photographs, and radiographs to clarify important concepts.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Problem Solving
2. Changes in the Musculoskeletal System
3. Recognition of Change in the Musculoskeletal System:Assessment
4. Decision Making and Clinical Reasoning in Orthopaedics
5. Management of Fractures
6. Soft Tissue Injuries
7. Rheumatic Conditions
8. Total Joint Replacement
9. Bone Diseases
10. Gait Analysis in the Clinical Situation
11. Hydrotherapy


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Churchill Livingstone
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About the authors

Karen Atkinson

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, School of Health and Bioscience, University of East London, London

Fiona Coutts

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh

Anne-Marie Hassenkamp

Affiliations and Expertise

Superintendent Physiotherapist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex