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The thoroughly updated Sixth Edition of this popular Spiral Manual is a reliable, accessible guide for all health care professionals who diagnose and treat musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. In a user-friendly outline format, the book presents specific proven treatment regimens for the full range of acute and chronic orthopaedic disorders. More than 200 illustrations complement the text.
This edition's chapters on non-acute disorders include guidelines for primary care physicians on evaluating patients' complaints, planning a cost-effective workup, utilizing physical and occupational therapy, and determining whether orthopaedic subspecialist care is needed. A new chapter covers aspiration and injection of upper and lower extremities.