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Principles of Orthopedic Practice for Primary Care Providers

  • Jeffrey N. Katz
  • Cheri A. Blauwet
  • Andrew J. Schoenfeld

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Axial Spine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jay M. Zampini
      Pages 3-17
  3. Cervical Spine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Amandeep Bhalla, James D. Kang
      Pages 21-33
  4. Lumbar Spine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Christopher M. Bono
      Pages 37-46
    3. Daniel G. Tobert, Mitchel B. Harris
      Pages 47-59
  5. Osteoporosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
  6. Hip

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Eziamaka C. Obunadike, Cheri A. Blauwet
      Pages 75-97
  7. Shoulder

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Robert C. Spang III, Courtney Dawson
      Pages 127-146
    3. Marie E. Walcott, Arnold B. Alqueza
      Pages 147-161
    4. Michael J. Messina, Laurence D. Higgins
      Pages 163-175
  8. Elbow

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. George S. M. Dyer, Stella J. Lee
      Pages 179-203

About this book


Primary care providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants) make decisions on a daily basis regarding treatments for musculoskeletal problems, including referrals to physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons and other specialists. Despite the large number of patients presenting with musculoskeletal complaints, primary care providers often feel poorly educated about how to assess and manage these patients This book provides a high yield and succinct resource on the assessment and management of these conditions. Written by expert orthopedic specialists at a major Harvard teaching hospital, this book fills that educational gap. Chapters overview specific body parts, typical presentations of disease, options for diagnostic testing, treatment paradigms, and anticipated outcomes of management both in the primary care setting and with a specialist. The text offers suggested pathways for working up and treating these problems with an emphasis on when referral to a specialist, or surgical intervention, is needed and when it is not. This is an ideal resource to educate primary care providers and empower them to engage in informed discussions with patients helping patients to arrive at treatment choices consonant with their preferences.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey N. Katz
    • 1
  • Cheri A. Blauwet
    • 2
  • Andrew J. Schoenfeld
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Orthopedic SurgeryBrigham and Women’s Hospital/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

About the editors

Jeffrey N. Katz, MD, MSc, Cheri Blauwet, MD, and Andrew Schoenfeld, MD, MSc are all part of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Chapters will be written by members of their department. 

Dr. Katz is a Professor of Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Epidemiology, and Environmental Health at Harvard and holds a number of leadership positions, including Director, Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Dr. Blauwet is an Instructor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard.

Dr. Schoenfeld is an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Harvard.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Principles of Orthopedic Practice for Primary Care Providers
  • Editors Jeffrey N. Katz
    Cheri A. Blauwet
    Andrew J. Schoenfeld
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-68660-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-68661-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 409
  • Number of Illustrations 38 b/w illustrations, 69 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Primary Care Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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