This second edition of a handbook of practical medical procedures, first published in 1991, has been updated and now includes a number of new tips. The tips, compiled from the 'Australian Family Physician', are aimed at general practitioners and medical workers, and provide guidelines for dealing with injuries such as lacerations, embedded foreign bodies and fractures, as well as for procedures such as nerve blocks, musculoskeletal injections and skin repair. Includes an index. The author is professor of general practice and head of the department of community medicine at Monash University.
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Sural nerve block
Tendon sheath injection
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Achilles tendon adhesive anaesthesia anaesthetic angle Apply artery aspiration avoid avulsion back pain bandage bites bone cannula catgut catheter cervical corticosteroid curette cyst diagnosis dislocation distal dressing elbow electrocautery excision finger flap flexed flexion fluid forceps foreign body fracture gauze gently grasp haematoma hand healing humerus incision Infiltrate injection injury Insert the needle intravenous joint knee lateral lesion lignocaine lipoma localised long-acting corticosteroid lumbar medial Method minutes mL syringe mobilisation MURTAGH muscle nail neck nerve block ointment PAIN AND SPINAL Palpate patient lies plantar plantar warts plaster plastic posterior povidone-iodine PRACTICE TIPS pressure problem procedure proximal remove rotation salicylic acid scalpel blade shoulder side simple skin tag solution SPINAL MANIPULATION spine sterile stretching subcutaneous surgery suture swab syndrome syringe tape technique tender tendon thumb tibial nerve tissue traction treatment tumours usually vein wart weeks wound wrist