The sections on clinical methods and diagnostic techniques have been expanded in particular, those on new imaging modalities.
Includes recent advances in minimal access surgery.
Includes expanded coverage of hip surgery, spinal surgery and reconstruction.
Includes a discussion of the role of genetics in the diagnosis of bone disorders.
A revised, two-colour page design now matches that of its sister title Outline of Fractures.
The extended artwork programme now includes more line drawings, new radiographs, MRI and CT scans.
Key features of the Fourth Edition:Reflects the changing pattern of musculoskeletal disease around the world Focuses on actual diseases and clinical signs, with additional coverage of anatomy where appropriate—ideal for the medical student and junior surgeon Provides helpful guidance on simple procedures without unnecessary operative detail Includes revised and expanded sections on developments in molecular biology and genetics—reflecting the growing clinical significance of these important areas Demonstrates new imaging technologies Retains popular features such as handy check points and text boxes—ideal for rapid assimilation during a clinical placement or exam revision
This text remains the first choice for medical students, trainee surgeons and other health professionals seeking a concise introduction to this large and complex subject. It is a natural preface to the more detailed coverage offered by the parent book, Apley’s System of Orthopaedics and Trauma.