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Musculoskeletal, Sports, and Occupational Medicine
Editor: William Micheo
Pages: 271  Hard Cover
ISBN: 978-1933864495
Demos Medical Publishing  2011

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Medical Science Books .com Medical Book Review:

     There has long been a trend in the medical literature to cater to the time demands placed on busy health care professionals.  A simple search of recent medical titles yields a seemingly unending list of “quick”, “pocket” and “on the run” references.  Ironically, many of these titles are not organized or written in accord with their proposed use in the clinic.  Musculoskeletal, Sports, and Occupational Medicine, a volume in the Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference series by Demos publishing is a new addition to this expanding genre in medical publishing. 

     A quick inspection of the physical characteristics of the book make it clear that it is not intended as a pocket guide which might be carried into the exam room.  Being a standard size hardcover with just over 250 pages of text it is much better suited for an office reference shelf.  The comprehensive list of bone, joint and soft tissue disorders and injuries commonly encountered by general practitioners is organized in alphabetical order.  This certainly speeds up the search process in cases where a narrow differential diagnosis can be made, but does little for the user who may be in doubt about the significance of certain signs and symptoms and can’t put a name to their impression.  Those with a definitive search will find a highly useful collection of information on that condition outlined with a short description in addition to diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.  Many conditions also have some illustrations or imaging photographs to go with the concise bullet point format of text.    

     An important feature of the treatment section is the inclusion of various treatment modalities in addition to the use of pharmaceuticals.  This is not only a review of strategies available to the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist, but also assists the general practitioner, in addition to the helpful hints and consults sections, with referral decisions.

     Musculoskeletal, Sports, and Occupational Medicine can be recommended as a solid reference choice among many for both general practice physicians and those more specialized in the care of patients with orthopedic conditions.

Ratings (1-4 , 4 being the highest):

Organization of information:    3

Usefulness of book:     3

Suitable for intended audience:    3

Author’s objectives met:      3

Significant number of illustrations:     2

Quality of illustrations:    3


From the Publisher:

Musculoskeletal, Sports, and Occupational Medicine: Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference provides the core knowledge the busy practitioner needs to deliver top-notch rehabilitative care to patients with musculoskeletal, sports, or occupational injuries. Covering 107 alphabetically arranged topics from Achilles Tendinopathy to Whiplash, this nuts and bolts resource is designed to provide concise and accurate information. The book begins with a template for evaluating a patient with musculoskeletal injury, and covers the full gamut of conditions and sequelae commonly seen by practitioners dealing with bone, joint, and soft tissue problems in athletes, injured workers, and individuals of any age with musculoskeletal issues.

Every entry is standardized for quick look-up in the office or clinic, and features description, etiology, risk factors, clinical features, natural history, diagnosis, red flags, treatment, prognosis, helpful hints and suggested readings.

Features of Rehabilitation Medicine Quick Reference series titles include:

  • Comprehensive coverage of all important topics in PM&R
  • Multi-specialty editorship and authorship
  • Chapters are organized into succinct facts, presented in a bullet point format
  • Laid out for easy look up by syndrome, complication and treatment
  • Focus on clinical management provides readers with hands-on, practical guidance for all types of interventions and therapies
  • Consistent approach allows readers to know exactly where to find the information they need rapidly
  • "Pitfalls", "Red Flags", "Complications", and "Helpful Hints" help guard against unwanted sequelae

About the Series

Designed for the busy practitioner seeking quick answers when diagnosing and treating common-and not so common- disorders. Each volume in the series focuses on a key area of rehabilitation medicine and breaks down the problems, treatments, and expected results into succinct facts, organized alphabetically and presented in bullet-point style for quick reference in the office or clinic. Whether the practitioner needs to look up a diagnostic question, neurorehabilitation complication, or sports intervention, this series provides the answers

Table of Contents:


1. Evaluation of the individual with musculoskeletal injury


2. Achilles Tendinopathy

3. Achilles Tendon Tear

4. Acromioclavicular Injuries

5. Acute Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder

6. Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder

7. Ankle Sprain

8. Ankle Syndesmotic Injury

9. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (ACL Tear)

10. Anterior Interosseus Entrapment Neuropathy

11. Arachnoiditis

12. Avulsion Injuries of the Pelvis

13. Biceps Tendinopathy/Tear

14. Calcaneal Apophysitis

15. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

16. Cervical Disc Pathology

17. Cervical Facet Syndrome

18. Cervical Myofascial Pain

19. Cervical Radiculopathy

20. Cervical Spinal Stenosis

21. Chest Pain, Musculoskeletal

22. Chronic Exertional Leg Compartment Syndrome

23. Coccydinia

24. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

25. Compression Fractures of the Thoracolumbar

26. De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

27. Discitis

28. Elbow Dislocation

29. Epiphyseal Injuries Ankle

30. Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Tendinopathy

31. Extensor Mechanism Disorders of the Patella

32. Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

33. Female Athlete Triad

34. Fibromyalgia

35. Gastrocnemius Tear (Tennis Leg)

36. Glenoid Labral Injury

37. Hamstring Strain

38. Hip Adductor Strain

39. Hip Avascular Necrosis

40. Hip Labral Injury

41. Humeral Epiphyseal Injury Proximal

42. Iliopsoas Tendinopathy

43. Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome

44. Jersey Finger

45. Lateral Epicondylitis of the Elbow

46. Little Leaguers Elbow

47. Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease

48. Lumbar Facet Syndrome

49. Lumbar Myofascial Pain

50. Lumbar Radiculopathy

51. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

52. Mallet Finger

53. Medial Collateral Ligament Injury

54. Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

55. Meniscal Tears

56. Meralgia Paresthetica

57. Metatarsalgia

58. Morton's Neuroma

59. Neuralgic Amyotrophy

60. Osgood Schlatter's Disease (Tibial LTubercle Apophysitis)

61. Osteitis Pubis

62. Osteoarthritis of the Hand

63. Osteoarthritis of the Hip

64. Osteoarthritis of the Knee

65. Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow

66. Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee

67. Osteolysis of the Clavicle

68. Osteoporosis

69. Patellar Instability

70. Pelvic Pain Syndrome

71. Peroneal Tendon Subluxation

72. Pes Anserinus Bursitis

73. Piriformis Syndrome

74. Plantar Fasciitis

75. Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

76. Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction

77. Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Dislocation

78. Quadriceps Contusion

79. Radial Epiphyseal Injury

80. Radial Head Fracture

81. Radial Neuropathy

82. Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy

83. Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

84. Scaphoid Fracture

85. Scapholunate Dissociation

86. Scheuerman's Disease

87. Scoliosis

88. Shoulder Dislocation

89. Shoulder Instability Atraumatic

90. Sinding-Larsen-Johannsen Syndrome

91. Spondylolisthesis

92. Spondylolysis

93. Stingers and Burners

94. Stress Fracture of the Ankle and Foot

95. Stress Fracture of the Femur

96. Stress Fracture of the Tibial

97. Suprascapular Neuropathy

98. Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

99. Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injuries (TFCC)

100. Thoracic Disc Hernation

101. Throracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

102. Trigger Finger

103. Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (Bursitis)

104. Turf Toe

105. Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury of the Elbow

106. Ulnar Neuropathy

107. Whiplash

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