This text equips you with just the right amount of information to make more confident diagnoses, manage the conditions presented by your patients, and determine when to refer them for more specialized treatment. Thoroughly revised and updated, it guides you through the fundamental concepts, diagnostic procedures, and treatment techniques that can help you improve your patients' level of function and lessen their pain.
New to This Edition
Nearly 350 illustrations - about 100 new to this edition - easily explain key concepts.
Patient teaching guides for more than 35 disorders - including lower back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and osteoporosis - help you assist patients in their recovery.
Comprehensive pharmacology information - including guidelines on usage, contraindications, and interactions - enables you to apply the most effective patient treatment approaches.
By Lonnie Mercier, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
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