Orthopaedic Supports and Braces
All chapters in this new edition have been thoroughly revised and updated and the contents have been tailored to the requirements of medical students and those preparing for PG entrance examination. Includes a new chapter on imaging modalities in orthopaedics. Updated information on relevant current topics in joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery. The section on clinical methods makes this an ""all-in-one"" book for both medical students and residents. The problem-solving approach is much appreciated by students, teachers and practicing orthopaedists. The section on orthopaedic terminology helps to review at a glance, the meaning of different terms used in orthopaedics. Key points have been given at the end of each chapter for quick recapitulation. In every chapter, high-yield points have been provided to help students taking the entrance exam. A number of diagrams and X-rays have been replaced for better clarity and understanding.
Orthopedics is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, correction, prevention, and treatment of patients with skeletal deformities - disorders of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and skin. These elements make up the musculoskeletal system.
Your body's musculoskeletal system is a complex system of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves and allows you to move, work and be active. Once devoted to the care of children with spine and limb deformities, orthopedics now cares for patients of all ages, from newborns with clubfeet, to young athletes requiring arthroscopic surgery, to older people with arthritis.
The physicians who specialize in this area are called orthopedic surgeons or orthopedists.