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chapter 23, Maheshwari- orthopedics) Tuberculosis of bones and joints

chapter 23, Maheshwari- orthopedics) Tuberculosis of bones and joints

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS Tuberculosis (TB) is still a common infection in developing countries. After lung and lymph nodes, bone and joint is the next common site of tubercu- losis in the body. It constitutes about 1-4 per cent of the total number of cases of tuberculosis. The spine is the commonest site of bone and joint tuberculosis, constituting about 50 per cent of the total number of cases. Next in order of frequency are the hip, the knee and the elbow….

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Orthopaedic Trauma: Introduction

Orthopaedic Trauma: Introduction

An injury to the musculo-skeletal system can result in damage to bones, joints, muscles and tendons. In addition, the neurovascular bundle of the limb may be damaged. This section will outline the broad principles used in the diagnosis and management of these injuries. These principles can be applied, with suitable modifications, in the management of any musculo-skeletal injury.   CLASSIFICATION OF FRACTURES A fracture is a break in the continuity of a bone.  It can be classified on the basis…

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