The book presents a problem-based, rational approach to the diagnosis of orthopaedic problems in children. It is divided into four sections based on the age at which specific problems may be encountered; the newborn and infant, the toddler and the pre-school child, the child in the school-going age and the adolescent. The authors outline a systematic approach to arrive at a tentative diagnosis by asking relevant questions related to the presenting symptom and then performing a thorough clinical examination. They then suggest the most appropriate investigations to confirm the diagnosis. Each chapter deals with the common conditions that may lead to the problem; the rarer causes of the problem are listed at the end. This feature would make the book a practical manual and a high quality reference source. An important feature of the book is the number and quality of illustrations and video clips in the electronic version. Benjamin Joseph is former Professor of Orthopaedics and Head of Paediatric Orthopaedic Service, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedics, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. Randall Loder is Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, James Whitcomb Riley Childrens Hospital, and t he Garceau Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. James Robb is former Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, Scotland and Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK. Ian Torode is Director of Orthopaedics, Royal Childrens Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.
This is a book from practicing podiatrist Richard L Blake, D.P.M. of San Francisco, California. This book is a mixture of the art and science of medicine that Dr Blake practices everyday. Dr Blake describes the basic and common protocols for injury treatment of the foot, ankle, and leg. His emphasis is conservative, but covers 95% of all non-surgical injuries that Dr Blake will treat every year. Dr Blake tries to empower his patients, and those reading this book, to understand their options of treatment and the subtleties that are out there to improve their health. With so many treatments available, Dr Blake tries to create a healing environment with his patients from the first visit. Dr Blake will co-treat with his patients, sports medicine physicians, primary care physicians, physical therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, trainers, and coaches trying to create a well rounded approach where everyone has an equal say in the treatments. The book starts by exploring some basic rules, the general topics of rehabilitation, the treatment of pain, the bio-mechanical treatments of injury, the gait evaluation, and then specifics on tendinitis, nerve injuries, and fracture treatments. The book ends with very specific protocols on many injuries involving the front of your foot, mid part of the foot, heel of the foot, ankle, achilles area, and lower leg not involving the knee or above. Dr Richard Blake has practiced at the famed Center For Sports Medicine at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco for now 35 years. He loves to teach and tries to give patients the time and energy they deserve. This book will help them, and all those reading this book, to know how to help themselves heal with the right steps, with a little help from the medical community.
?For many general practitioners, physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropracters, patients with a background in performing arts account for only a small proportion of their practice. This simple primer assists the reader in the management of these highly complex (and sometimes highly strung) elite athletes. This book is pitched at the Masters level. A first degree in a medical speciality is assumed so space has not been allocated to the standard management of common conditions such as epicondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle sprains of fractures. With some thirty years practical experience around the theme of Controversies in Performing Arts Medicine, the editor has provided occupational rheumatological care for performing artists, especially instrumentalists and dancers with complex ailments. The introductory section provides a basic insight into the musculoskeletal problems specific to each of the many varied instruments and styles of dance. Consideration is also given to musculoskeletal aspects that affect the voice. Prof. Howard Bird has provided occupational rheumatological care for performing artists, especially instrumentalists and dancers with complex ailments, for the last thirty years. This practical experience around the theme of performing arts medicine has given Prof. Bird the right tools to discuss and present the readers with practical and useful insight into the musculoskeletal problems which come with the repeated use of instruments as well as dance moves.