Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care

Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care
6th Ed.
2022 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
ISBN-13: 978-1-284-22334-7
eISBN-13: 978-1-284-22338-5
Orthopedics/Orthopaedics, Allied Health, Physical Therapy, Point of Care


Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care, Sixth Edition is a robust educational resource focused on how to evaluate and manage common musculoskeletal conditions. This text is used for immediate, point-of-care guidance in decision making and intervention and is a powerful educational product for many health professions dealing with the care of the musculoskeletal system. The easy-to-understand content and crisp presentation appeal to health care professionals and students. It is also a powerful tool to help educate patients regarding conditions and treatment.

Features and Benefits

  • • Up-to-date, step-by-step instruction and helpful illustrations to offer visual confirmation
  • • Consistent information throughout each section includes definitions, symptoms, tests, differential diagnosis, treatments, adverse outcomes, referral decisions and red flags.
  • • Nearly 300 embedded procedure videos, new Skills Checklists to accompany videos in PDF format, and Home Exercise step-by-step instructions in PDF format.

Doody's Reviews

Doody's Core Titles (DCT)
Specialty Score: 2.33 Health Sciences - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This well-organized, point-of-care resource is a welcome addition to the current collection of books on musculoskeletal medicine."

-- Charles Webb, DO (Oregon Health & Science University) - Previous edition


Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care is used by physicians in family practice, internists, specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatricians, physicians in the armed forces, physicians in occupational medicine, physicians in sports medicine, athletic trainers, physical therapists, emergency medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents in family practice and orthopaedic surgery, orthopaedic surgeons, osteopathic physicians, and many others. In addition, although not designed as a textbook, Essentials has been adopted as a required or recommended text by numerous teaching programs, both for clinical rotations and for courses such as Concepts in Primary Care, Orthopaedic Injuries, Primary Care of Adults, and Musculoskeletal Clinical Medicine.

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