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Clinical Foundations of Musculoskeletal Medicine

A Manual for Medical Students

Editors: Esther, Robert J. (Ed.)

  • A definitive but accessible textbook addressing the pathoanatomy, physiology, and basic science of musculoskeletal diseases and conditions
  • Discusses the upper and lower extremities and spine, along with infections, vascular and rheumatic conditions, metabolic bone disease, and age-related and traumatic conditions
  • An excellent resource for senior medical students and residents as well as allied professionals working in these areas
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-42894-5
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About this Textbook

Musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders have a high prevalence and are one of the main reasons for patients to consult with a provider. For a range of issues from injury to back pain to rheumatic disease, musculoskeletal pathology is the second most common reason for a patient to see a primary care provider. However, despite their prevalence and significant socioeconomic impact, musculoskeletal disorders are relatively undertaught in medical schools in the United States. While all medical, nursing and physician assistant students receive exposure to some MSK content, in many medical schools this material does not receive curricular exposure commensurate with its prevalence. This practical textbook fills in that gap. All aspects of musculoskeletal disease and its management are presented concisely for quick reference and review, with each chapter opening with clear goals and objectives. The text begins with a discussion of the anatomy and physiology of bone, cartilage and muscle, including imaging techniques and interpretation. Musculoskeletal infections, tumors and vascular conditions are then covered, along with common rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, metabolic bone disease, and age-specific and traumatic conditions. Finally, the upper and lower extremity and spine are thoroughly discussed in terms of anatomy/pathoanatomy, common clinical conditions, physical exam, and common radiographic and clinical correlations. The main audience for Clinical Foundations of Musculoskeletal Medicine is medical students seeking to improve their understanding of common musculoskeletal conditions. Given the relevance of musculoskeletal conditions to a range of providers, this book can also be used for the musculoskeletal education of allied professionals such as physician assistants (PA) and nurse practitioner students. It could likewise serve as a resource for practicing medical professionals to develop and enhance their knowledge in this content area.

About the authors

Robert J. Esther, MD, MSc, Vice Chair of Education and Residency Program Director, Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

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eBook $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: July 29, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-42894-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: July 1, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-42893-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Clinical Foundations of Musculoskeletal Medicine
Book Subtitle
A Manual for Medical Students
Editors
  • Robert J. Esther
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-42894-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-42894-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-42893-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 421
Number of Illustrations
95 b/w illustrations, 81 illustrations in colour
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