Crash Course Rheumatology and Orthopaedics, 3e by Cameron Elias-Jones MBChB MRCS(Edin), Martin Perry MBChB

By Cameron Elias-Jones MBChB MRCS(Edin), Martin Perry MBChB BSc(Hons) MRCP(UK) FHEA

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Musculoskeletal difficulties signify an important and lengthening problem in fundamental and secondary care, associated with an getting older inhabitants, the expected weight problems epidemic and energetic activities participation. it truly is inevitable that every one medical professionals might want to deal with sufferers with orthopaedic and rheumatological difficulties. Musculoskeletal medication is a swiftly altering box topic to a lot scientific and easy technology learn. This wonderful new version offers transparent and concise insurance of the illnesses that have an effect on the musculoskeletal approach and the hot knowing that underlies their pathologies and coverings.

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Blood tests • The ESR is likely to be raised in cases of PMR, inflammatory arthritis, SLE or malignancy. • Serum calcium levels may be low in osteomalacia, and high in malignancy. • Parathyroid hormone levels should be checked in the presence of hypercalcaemia to exclude hyperparathyroidism. • Serum alkaline phosphatase may be elevated in Pagets’ disease. It can also rise in response to inflammation. • An immunology screen, including measurement of antinuclear and anti-double-stranded DNA antibodies, may be abnormal in active SLE.

4 Presence of associated symptoms • Back or knee pain suggest that the pain may be referred. • Coldness and pallor of the foot may be due to peripheral vascular disease. • Paraesthesiae or ‘burning’ pain can occur with Morton neuroma, painful diabetic neuropathy or tarsal tunnel syndrome (compression of the tibial nerve passing through the tarsal tunnel). • Plantar fasciitis is associated with spondyloarthropathies, so ask about a history of psoriasis or inflammatory bowel disease. • Repetitive trauma due to running, jumping or other athletic activities can predispose to Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis (‘policeman’s heel’) and ligamentous laxity.

The images obtained show an outline of the body with areas highlighted where the isotope has accumulated. Bone scans are useful as a tool for identifying the presence of a disease process (sensitive) but not very good at giving a diagnosis (non-specific). Increased uptake occurs typically in growth plates, arthritis, fractures, metastases (Fig. 5) (commonly used in malignancy), infection and Paget disease (Fig. 6). Decreased uptake Bone densitometry (DEXA scanning) uses two X-ray beams to determine the density of bone relative to age- and sex-matched controls and is used in detecting osteoporosis.

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