Musculoskeletal System at a Glance / Edition 1

Musculoskeletal System at a Glance / Edition 1

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Musculoskeletal System at a Glance / Edition 1

This new title in the at a Glance series contains essential information on the anatomy, physiology, pathology and clinical management of diseases and dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. The Musculoskeletal System at a Glance is the perfect introduction and revision aid to orthopaedics, trauma and rheumatology, and features:

  • Regional coverage of normal form and function and common presentations
  • Concise presentation of the core curriculum in rheumatology, orthopaedics and trauma, providing the relevant essentials for students
  • Highly visual presentation
  • Self-assessment case studies included to make revision more rewarding
  • Bite-sized chapters - ideal as an introduction or revision text and useful for presentations and tutorials

The Musculoskeletal System at a Glance will appeal to medical students, junior doctors and GP trainees. In addition, the text is a suitable companion for nurses, and sport science, osteopath and physiotherapy students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405135153
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/28/2007
Series: At a Glance Series
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 8.64(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.25(d)

Table of Contents


Guide to anatomical terminology.


1. Musculoskeletal structure and function.

2. Calcium homeostasis and bone metabolism.

3. History and examination – an overview.

4. Imaging.

The Arm.

5. Anatomy of the arm.

6. History and examination of the arm.

7. Problems presenting in the arm.

8. Upper arm trauma.

9. Lower arm trauma.

The Spine.

10. Anatomy of the spine.

11. History and examination of the spine.

12. Problems presenting in the spine.

13. Trauma of the spine.

The Leg.

14. Anatomy of the leg.

15. History and examination of the leg.

16. Problems presenting in the hip.

17. Joint replacement.

18. Problems presenting in the lower leg.

19. Upper leg trauma.

20. Lower leg trauma.


21. The rheumatological history and examination.

22. Rheumatoid arthritis.

23. The spondyloarthropathies.

24. Acute joint disease.

25. Infection and malignancy.

26. Osteoporosis.

27. Systemic lupus erythematosus.

28. The vasculitidies.

29. Other rheumatological conditions.

Orthopaedics .

30. Orthopaedics in children.

31. Sports medicine.

32. Neurological disorders and orthotics.

33. Orthopaedics in the elderly.

Trauma .

34. Initial management of the polytraumatised patient.

35. Wound management (single).

36. Plastic surgery (single).

37. Burns.

38. Nerve and spinal injuries.

39. Head injuries.

40. Fractures and dislocations.

41. Compartment syndrome (single).

Self-assessment case studies: questions.

Self-assessment case studies: answers.


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