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Trauma and orthopaedic surgery 

Trauma and orthopaedic surgery
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Trauma and orthopaedic surgery
Author(s):

Matthew D. Gardiner

and Neil R. Borley

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204755.003.0009
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date: 28 November 2020

This chapter begins by discussing the basic principles of musculoskeletal physiology, fracture assessment, and fracture management, before focusing on the key areas of knowledge, namely congenital and developmental conditions, the foot, the ankle, the knee, the femoral and tibial shaft, the proximal femur, the pelvis, the shoulder, the upper limb, degenerative and inflammatory arthritis, bone and joint infection, crystal arthropathies, musculoskeletal tumours, and metabolic bone conditions. The chapter concludes with relevant case-based discussions.

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