This highly illustrated text provides comprehensive coverage of the examination of patients with joint or periarticular disease. It includes full details of joint aspiration, injection techniques and examination of synovial fluid. This 2nd Edition contains more practical procedures than ever before, with new coverage of biopsy and epidural injections. All chapters have been revised and expanded to include more illustrations.
Section I: INTRODUCTION to EXAMINATION. Introduction. The Minimum Rheumatological Examination. Disease Assessment Indices. Section II: EXAMINATION of SPECIFIC REGIONS. The Shoulder. The Elbow. The Hand. The Spine. The Hip. The Knee. The Foot and Ankle. The Temporomandibular Joint. Posture and Gait. Section II: ASPIRATION and INJECTION TECHNIQUES. Principles of Joint Aspiration and Steroid Injection. Examination of Synovial Fluid.
By Michael Doherty, Professor of Rheumatology, Rheumatology Unit, City Hospital, Nottingham, UK; Brian L. Hazleman, Consultant Rheumatologist, Rheumatology Research Unit, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK; Charles W. Hutton, Consultant Rheumatologist, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, UK; Peter J. Maddison, Consultant Rheumatologist, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor, UK; and J. David Perry, Consultant Rheumatologist, The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, London, UK