Tutorial 6: Imaging of Non-traumatic Musculoskeletal Conditions
The musculoskeletal system consists of the bony skeleton and joints with its supporting muscles, tendons and ligaments. Disease processes can primarily affect the musculoskeletal system or the musculoskeletal system can be secondarily involved as part of multisystem diseases. This chapter aims to familiarise students with the role of imaging for patients in non-traumatic musculoskeletal conditions. It is important that students understand the basic concepts of imaging in the context of the clinical examination. After completion of this tutorial students should be able to describe the key imaging features of typical patterns of non-traumatic musculoskeletal conditions.