This text is the second in the Essentials series published by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The structure, organization, and practical approach used in the first book, Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care, has proved to be very popular. This format has been carried forward in this new addition to the series. Most chapters are organized along the following headings: Synonyms, ICD-9 Codes, Definition, History and Physical Findings, Imaging Studies (required for diagnosis, required for comprehensive evaluation, special considerations, and pitfalls), Image Descriptions, and Differential Diagnosis.
Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care is a powerful clinical resource for primary care physicians and every member of the musculoskeletal care team.