Musculoskeletal Trauma

  • H. Stein


We are living in a mechanized age in which sophisticated, high-speed machinery is used for an ever increasing number of tasks. Many thousands are injured daily in this “Machine Age” and, from the medical point of view, the 1980s may be called “The Age of Trauma”. Trauma is gradually becoming the commonest pathology in medical practice, producing a vast diversity of injuries some of which are unusual in their complexity and severity. The demanding task of managing such injuries, many of them complex and life threatening, needs resourceful and original thinking, sophisticated diagnostic techniques, and awareness of even minor clinical signs. Significant injuries to the musculoskeletal system usually result in radiographic abnormalities and, therefore, imaging is of paramount importance in evaluating such patients.


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