Orthopaedics in Primary Care
Andrew Carr, William Hamilton
Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005 - Medical - 189 pages
Orthopaedic complaints make up a large part of a general practitioner's workload. Few doctors will complete a surgery without one patient at least presenting an orthopaedic proble, Furthermore, as the population ages, the so-called 'degenerative' conditions will continue to increase. as with most conditions, the large majority of othopaedic complaints are managed entirely in primary care.
this book aims to help primary care clinicians to diagnose and treat these complaints, and to assist in identifying the small number who would benefit for referral to a specialist. It has been written to cater for both clinicians in training, and for those who are already in practice.
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