Shortcut to Orthopaedics: What's Common and What's Important for Canadian Students and Primary Care Physicians

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Brush Education, Aug 12, 2015 - Medical - 256 pages
Improve your diagnostic skills with tips on taking an orthopaedic history, conducting an orthopaedic physical exam, and describing an X-ray. Enhance your ability to communicate orthopaedic findings to colleagues. Master common technical procedures useful in primary care orthopaedics. Understand the most common types of orthopaedic trauma and conditions you’ll encounter in children, adults, and the elderly.

What do you really need to learn about orthopaedics? What are the most common orthopaedic conditions seen by primary care physicians? Shortcut to Orthopaedics answers these questions for medical students and non-orthopaedic physicians, minus the information overload found in most textbooks. Photos and X-ray images highlight key principles throughout this practical text.

 

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Contents

1 Orthopaedics in perspective
2
2 Making a diagnosis
6
3 Overview of urgent orthopaedic conditions
28
4 General principles of orthopaedic trauma
46
5 Hip
53
6 Ankle
63
7 Wrist
70
8 Knee
79
16 General paediatric principles
136
17 Most common paediatric fractures
144
18 Most worrisome paediatric fractures Elbow
151
19 Remaining paediatric fractures by region
157
20 Overview
165
21 Knee
167
22 Shoulder
173
23 Hip and low back
177

9 Shoulder
91
10 Long bone fractures
99
11 Elbow injuries
108
12 Foot
114
13 Pelvis
122
14 Thoracolumbar spinal fractures
126
15 Pathological fractures hole in bone
130
24 Foot and ankle
184
25 Hand wrist and elbow
189
26 Infants and toddlers
197
27 Adolescents and teenagers
206
28 Technical skills for primarycare doctors
214
29 Questions frequently asked of orthopaedic surgeons
225
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Robert Perlau, MD, FRCSC, is an assistant clinical professor of surgery at the University of Alberta and the chief of surgery for the Red Deer Regional Hospital and Central Alberta Zone. The director of orthopaedic teaching for the University of Alberta rural residency program since its inception, Dr. Perlau has taught students and family medicine residents in a community hospital setting for more than 20 years.

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