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Diseases of the Skeletal System 

Diseases of the Skeletal System
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Diseases of the Skeletal System
Author(s):

Tamir Friedman

, James E. Brown

, and Keith B. Quencer

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190276249.003.0049
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date: 23 September 2019

Musculoskeletal (MSK) interventions are a diverse group of procedures aimed at both therapeutic and diagnostic arenas for patient care and management. As the field evolves, MSK interventions are offering a minimally invasive approach as an alternative for open surgical procedures, such a biopsies of the axial and appendicular skeleton for diagnostic and treatment purposes, treatment of benign and malignant tumors or spinal interventions for pain or oncology therapies. However, the proceduralist must be adept with anatomy, devices and practices of referring specialties. This chapter will delve into the technical aspects of MSK procedures as well as recommendation and pitfalls of various procedures.

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