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Primary Care of Musculoskeletal Problems in the Outpatient Setting
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Main description:

This illustrated case-based book is designed to help primary care physicians treat musculoskeletal problems. The introductory chapter covers the basic approach to MS problems that is particularly effective for PCPs.


The bulk of the book builds on the fundamentals through case studies that address specific musculoskeletal problems. The case studies are categorized into five main sections according to the symptoms and signs presented by patients. An emphasis is placed on helping physicians overcome the barriers and frustrations that often accompany the complexity of treating MS problems.


Feature:

This case-based book is designed to help primary care physicians treat musculoskeletal problems


The bulk of the book builds on the fundamentals through case studies that address specific musculoskeletal problems


An emphasis is placed on helping physicians overcome the barriers and frustrations that often accompany the complexity of treating MS problems


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Primary Care of Musculoskeletal Problems in the Outpatient Setting is a case-based book designed to help the primary care physician navigate the complexity of treating musculoskeletal problems. Cases cover epidemiology, anatomy, questions to ask, patient evaluation, and cost-effective treatment guidelines. Helpful illustrations are incorporated throughout the book to explain examination techniques and rehabilitation exercises, while additional images highlight fractures and other pathology. Emphasizing the signs and symptoms a patient might present in an office exam, this useful reference gives primary care physicians both the knowledge and the skill to effectively treat common musculoskeletal problems.


Contents:

Basic Approach to Musculoskeletal Problems.- Medical Issues.- Exercise.- Heat Related Illness.- Bronchospasm.- Playing With Medical Illness, Fever and Mono.- Pediatric Issues.- Weight Training Advice.- Apophysitis.- Fractures.- Hip and Knee Pain.- Aches and Pains.- Osteoarthritis.- Fibromyalgia.- Other Important Causes of Muscular Pain.- Upper Extremity.- Shoulder.- Elbow.- Wrist.- Hands.- Back.- Lower Extremity.- Hip, Pelvis, Thigh.- Knee.- Shins and Leg Between the Knee and Ankle.- Ankle.- Foot.


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9780387362205
Publisher: Springer (Springer New York)
Publication date: May, 2006
Pages: 364

Subcategories: General Practice, Orthopaedics and Fractures