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
  9. Hand

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Brandon E. Earp
      Pages 207-229
    3. Beverlie L. Ting, Barry P. Simmons
      Pages 231-249
  10. Nerve Entrapment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Ariana N. Mora, Philip E. Blazar
      Pages 253-266
  11. Knee

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Jeffrey N. Katz, Thomas S. Thornhill
      Pages 269-278
    3. Brian Mosier, Tom Minas, Andreas H. Gomoll
      Pages 279-290
    4. Emily M. Brook, Elizabeth Matzkin
      Pages 291-311
    5. Kaitlyn Whitlock, Brian Mosier, Elizabeth Matzkin
      Pages 313-327
  12. Foot and Ankle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Eric M. Bluman, Christopher P. Chiodo, Jeremy T. Smith
      Pages 331-338
    3. Jeremy T. Smith, Eric M. Bluman, Christopher P. Chiodo
      Pages 339-360
    4. Christopher P. Chiodo, Jeremy T. Smith, Eric M. Bluman
      Pages 361-371
    5. James P. Ioli
      Pages 373-379
  13. Bone Stress Injuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381
    2. Adam S. Tenforde
      Pages 383-397
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 399-409

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-68660-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-68661-5
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