Office Orthopedics for Primary Care: Treatment,
Edition 3
By Bruce Carl Anderson, MD

Publication Date: 26 Sep 2005
The revised and expanded 3rd Edition of this widely popular text provides proven how-to guidance for the management of 52 of the most common musculoskeletal disorders seen in today’s clinical settings, including strains, sprains, overuse injuries, and inflammatory and arthritic conditions. It explains each problem, how a typical patient describes the discomfort, what to look for during the examination, when to request X-rays, and how to draw a sound diagnosis from clinical observations. The text features updated tables of supports, braces, and casts that make it easy to choose the most efficient and cost-effective immobilizers.

Key Features

  • Features the expertise of Dr. Bruce Carl Anderson, a world authority on orthopedic practice in primary care.
  • Presents straightforward, proven "how-tos" for the 52 most common orthopedic problems—20 new to this edition.
  • Offers detailed descriptions and simple but effective anatomical drawings that demonstrate the 37 most effective local injection sites.
  • Features 30 ready-to-copy patient information sheets that show patients how to do rehabilitation exercises.
  • Includes many at-a-glance tables that compare dosages * outline costs * detail the uses of injectable corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and calcium supplements * and show supports, braces, and casts.

New Features

  • Covers new treatments that have become more common in recent years, such as treatment for geriatric patients and exercise-related injuries.
  • Features expanded patient education content, including more patient handouts than ever.
  • Includes 100 new anatomical drawings.
About the author
By Bruce Carl Anderson, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR and Director, Medical Orthopedic Department, Sunnyside Medical Center, Portland, OR
Table of Contents

Section I The 52 Most Common Outpatient Orthopedic Conditions

Chapter 1 Neck

Chapter 2 Shoulder

Chapter 3 Elbow

Chapter 4 Wrist

Chapter 5 Hand

Chapter 6 Chest

Chapter 7 Back

Chapter 8 Hip

Chapter 9 Knee

Chapter 10 Ankle

Chapter 11 Foot

Section II Fractures

Chapter 12 Fractures Frequently Encountered in Primary Care

Section III Exercise Instruction Sheets

Chapter 13 Exercise Instructions for Home Physical Therapy

Section IV Supports, Braces, and Casts

Chapter 14 The Most Commonly Used Supports, Braces, and Casts


Fractures, Medications, Lab Values


Book Reviews
“This practical reference book for office orthopedic conditions will assist the primary care clinician, especially with treatment, rehabilitation, and soft tissue or joint injection.¿—Family Medicine
Book details
ISBN: 9781416022060
Page Count: 336
Retail Price : £63.99
1-4160-2205-8, 978-1-4160-2205-3, Anderson: Guide to Arthrocentesis and Soft Tissue Injection, Apr-2005
1-4160-2207-4, 978-1-4160-2207-7, Anderson: Office Orthopedics for Primary Care: Diagnosis, Dec-2005
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