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Field Guide to Soft Tissue Pain: Diagnosis and Management
     

Field Guide to Soft Tissue Pain: Diagnosis and Management

by Robert W. Simms, SIMMs
 

This practical and visual Field Guide focuses on common nonarticular musculoskeletal disorders seen by primary care practitioners. The book is organized by region and covers diagnosis and therapy of inflammatory disorders, noninflammatory disorders, and acute injuries, including athletic injuries. Coverage includes basic biomechanics, radiology of each area,

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This practical and visual Field Guide focuses on common nonarticular musculoskeletal disorders seen by primary care practitioners. The book is organized by region and covers diagnosis and therapy of inflammatory disorders, noninflammatory disorders, and acute injuries, including athletic injuries. Coverage includes basic biomechanics, radiology of each area, and step-by-step injection techniques. Emphasis is on cost-effective clinical management and follow-up. Complementing the text are more than 200 clinical photographs, radiographs, photomicrographs, and drawings of anatomy, physical examination techniques, and treatment/injection techniques.

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Reviewer: Celso R. Velazquez, MD (Washington University Medical Center)
Description: This book covers the diagnosis and management of common non-articular painful disorders that are seen in the office.
Purpose: The author aims to provide a guide for physicians and other healthcare providers to these very common complaints for which patients seek medical attention.
Audience: The book is aimed at physicians but will also be very useful to other caregivers, students, and residents in their primary care or rheumatology rotations.
Features: Chapters are arranged anatomically with titles such as neck pain and foot and ankle pain. The chapters discuss the anatomy of the region and disorders of the periarticular structures, such as bursae, and problems due to nerve impingement syndromes and the like. Some physical diagnosis maneuvers are included. Fibromyalgia has a separate chapter. There is also a separate chapter of injection techniques with very clear diagrams. There are abundant charts and figures in this pocketsized book. A few key references would have been welcome.
Assessment: In all, this fielf guide is a very practical manual for those who need a handbook on these common problems.
Reviewer: Celso R. Velazquez, MD(Washington University Medical Center)
Description: This book covers the diagnosis and management of common non-articular painful disorders that are seen in the office.
Purpose: The author aims to provide a guide for physicians and other healthcare providers to these very common complaints for which patients seek medical attention.
Audience: The book is aimed at physicians but will also be very useful to other caregivers, students, and residents in their primary care or rheumatology rotations.
Features: Chapters are arranged anatomically with titles such as neck pain and foot and ankle pain. The chapters discuss the anatomy of the region and disorders of the periarticular structures, such as bursae, and problems due to nerve impingement syndromes and the like. Some physical diagnosis maneuvers are included. Fibromyalgia has a separate chapter. There is also a separate chapter of injection techniques with very clear diagrams. There are abundant charts and figures in this pocketsized book. A few key references would have been welcome.
Assessment: In all, this fielf guide is a very practical manual for those who need a handbook on these common problems.
Booknews
A pocket-sized guide for primary care physicians to the practical diagnosis and treatment of patients with soft-tissue pain. It covers disorders involving tendons, bursae, ligaments, and muscle, and<-- >because they frequently overlap<-->related conditions involving invertebral discs, cartilage, and nerves. Chapters are also devoted to fibromyalgia and to the application of soft-tissue injections. The author is clinical director of rheumatology, Boston U. School of Medicine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781716475
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Field Guide Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

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