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100 Cases in Orthopaedics and Rheumatology

1st Edition

By Parminder J Singh, Catherine Swales

CRC Press

288 pages

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A 24-year-old woman attends rheumatology outpatients with an eight-week history of painful hands. On examination she is tearful and thin. You are the medic on duty…

100 Cases in Orthopaedics and Rheumatology presents 100 scenarios commonly seen by medical students and junior doctors in orthopaedic and rheumatology clinics, or in the emergency department. A succinct summary of the patient's history, examination and initial investigations, with clinical and/or imaging photographs, is followed by questions on the diagnosis and management of each case. The answer includes a detailed discussion on each topic, with further illustration where appropriate, providing an essential revision aid as well as a practical guide for students and junior doctors.

Making clinical decisions and choosing the best course of action is one of the most challenging and difficult parts of training to become a doctor. These cases will teach students and junior doctors to recognize important symptoms and signs and, where appropriate, their relationship to other medical conditions, and to develop their diagnostic and management skills.


"The book provides a unique learning and revision tool in realistic cases that are likely to arise. They are all presented in an easy-to-read format, with summarizing key points at the end."

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Table of Contents


A painful knee in a neonate

A traumatic painful joints in a boy

A traumatic painful hip

An expanding mass in the leg of an adolescent

A boy with a swollen mass in his thigh

A painful collarbone

A painful proximal humerus in an elderly woman

A boy with a painful elbow

A painful distal radius following a fall

A painful thumb following a fall

A painful hip following a fall

Knee pain following a traffic accident

A painful swollen elbow in a young girl

A painful thigh following a violent fall

Groin pain following a fall

A swollen painful leg after a sporting incident

A painful and swollen knee following an accident

A crushed leg

A painful foot following a traffic incident

A hindfoot injury following a fall from height

Curvature of the spine

Severe low back pain

A clicky hip in a toddler

Hip and thigh pain in a 7-year-old boy

A painful hip in an adolescent

Groin and buttock pain in an elderly man

Lateral hip pain

A painful red swollen knee

Swelling in the back of the knee

A mildly swollen knee in a young man

A traumatic painful knee in an elderly woman

An unstable knee in a young man

An injured ankle

Deformed feet in a newborn child

High-arched feet in a young girl

Flat feet in a young girl

A painful and swollen ankle

Deformed feet in an elderly woman

A stiff great toe

Misshapen toe in a middle-aged woman (1)

Misshapen toe in a middle-aged woman (2)

Foot pain following a riding fall

A deformed, swollen and ulcerated foot

A stiff shoulder

Elbow pain (1)

Elbow pain (2)

A painful wrist

A deformed finger

A painless contracture deformity of a hand

A painful wrist following a fall


A swollen joint and fever

Painful hands in a young woman

Back pain in a young man


Back pain and thirst in an elderly man

Acute back pain

Painful bones and a waddling gait

Hip pain and abnormal blood tests

Knee pain in an athlete

Painful hands and a rash

Hypermobility and a pneumothorax

Pins and needles in a young woman

Joint pains, skin changes and muscle weakness

An acutely painful knee

Recurrent abdominal pain and fevers

Painful hands and oral ulcers

Painful hands and breathlessness

Persistent ulceration in an elderly woman

A sore throat, painful knees and facial movements

A lumpy rash and a swollen knee

Rash and swollen ankles

A breathless rheumatoid patient

Pleuritic chest pain

Fever, rash and joint pains

Pain and stiffness in shoulders and hips

Painful ears and nose

Weakness and a rash

Diarrhoea, rash and a stiff back

Headache and weight loss

A painful swollen hand following a fracture

Diarrhoea and painful joints

Chronic extensive muscle pain

Intractable synovitis

Haemoptysis and renal failure

Diarrhoea and a swollen knee

Swollen ankles and a rash

Rash, testicular pain and arthralgia

Painful hands and dry eyes

Genital ulcers and a rash

Rash, arthralgia and facial weakness

Rash and abdominal pain in an adolescent

Weight loss and claudication in a young woman

Swollen cheeks in an elderly man

A swollen knee

A child with a swollen knee

Acne, arthralgia and chest pains

A breathless patient with lupus

Anaemia and weight loss in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis

A breathless patient with dematomyositis

100 Asthma, rhinitis, foot drop and a rash

About the Authors

Parminder J Singh MBBS, MRCS, FRCS(Tr&Orth) MS, Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon and Senior Lecturer, Maroondah Hospital, Monash and Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

Catherine Swales MRCP PhD, Arthritis Research UK Clinical Research Fellow and Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, UK

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Surgery / General