Soft tissue problems are very common, with one in four people at any one time suffering with a musculoskeletal disorder. ABC of Soft Tissue Disorders is a practical, fully illustrated guide to their assessment and treatment.
Structured by body part, each chapter provides guidance on assessment, treatment and management, and covers common conditions such as sprains and strains, tendinopathy, ligament injuries, and sciatica. With particular focus on shoulders, back and knee problems (reflecting the frequency and complexity of problems in these parts of the body), it provides guidance on the essential history and examination required to reach an accurate diagnosis.
Written by an expert author team, ABC of Soft Tissue Disorders is important reading for all general practitioners, nurse practitioners, junior doctors and medical students working in a range of settings, including emergency, minor injury departments, as well as in orthopaedics and rheumatology.
List of Contributors, vii
1 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Medicine, 1Jim Wardrope
2 Soft Tissue Problems of the Neck, 12Michael Athanassacopoulos and Neil Chiverton
3 Back Pain, 19Ben Cooper, Richard J. Follett and Neil Chiverton
4 Shoulder: Sub–acromial Pathology, 25Lennard Funk
5 Shoulder:The Articular Structures, 33Lennard Funk
6 Elbow, 40David Stanley and Santosh Venkatachalam
7 Soft Tissue Disorders at the Wrist, 45David Knott
8 Soft Tissue Injuries of the Hand, 50Helen Cugnoni
9 Common Soft Tissue Disorders of the Hip, 55Alison Smeatham
10 Soft Tissue Knee Injuries, 62Paul M. Sutton
11 Non–traumatic Knee Problems, 68Jim Wardrope and Paul M. Sutton
12 Calf and Shin Problems, 72Roger Dalton, Mark B. Davies and Ashley Jones
13 Soft Tissue Injuries of the Ankle, 77Hasan Qayyum, Chris M. Blundell and Joanna Ollerenshaw
14 The Foot, 84Sherif Hemaya and Carolyn Chadwick