Widespread recognition of the benefits of minimally invasive procedures in surgery and medicine is resulting in the rapid development of new advances and new techniques in every speciality. This series of books sets out to meet the needs of those responsible for applying the techniques. This volume deals with the field of minimal access gynaecology. Areas covered and techniques described include: advances in instrumentation and equipment for minimal access surgery; operative endoscopy in the treatment of infertility; laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy and total laparoscopic hysterectomy; advancements in laser fibre optic delivery systems compared to existing electrosurgery techniques; and operative hysteroscopy with electricity.
Glossary of common terms and abbreviations. Clinical governance and the management of musculoskeletal disorders. Managing the initial presentation of musculoskeletal disorders. Osteoarthritis. Gout. Non-steroidal inflammatory drugs. Rhuematoid arthritis. Systemic lupus erythematosis and similar connective tissues disorders. Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis. Osteoporosis. Neck and shoulder pain. Musculoskeletal disorders and disability. Disability and employment. Draw up and apply your personal development plan focusing on musculoskeletal disorders. Draw up and apply your practice personal and professional development plan focusing on osteoporosis. Appendix One: Website and organizations. Bibliography.