A quick-reference handbook with more than 100 figures, charts, and images, Handbook of Musculoskeletal Tumors provides a wide-ranging overview of musculoskeletal tumors for the practicing clinician. From a pathological fracture in the emergency department to a soft tissue tumor in the clinic, musculoskeletal tumors present in clinical practice yet receive minimal exposure in training. Edited by Drs. Matthew T. Wallace and Frank J. Frassica, Handbook of Musculoskeletal Tumors provides readers with concise recommendations for their encounters with diseases including:
• Latent bone lesions and active and aggressive benign bone lesions
• Osteosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, and primary lymphoma of bone
• Myeloma and metastatic bone disease, chondrosarcoma, osteochondroma, multiple hereditary exostoses, Ollier disease, and Mafucci syndrome
• Benign soft tissue tumors, including lipomatous tumors, nerve sheath tumors, and myxoid, fibrous, and vascular lesions
• Soft tissue sarcomas, including undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma, liposarcomas, synovial sarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, and epithelioid sarcoma
• Anatomic-specific considerations, including intra-articular lesions and hand, foot, and spine tumors
Written for primary care providers, practicing orthopedists and surgeons, residents and students in training, physician assistants, and nurses and nurse practitioners, Handbook of Musculoskeletal Tumors is a practical guide to help practitioners recognize and diagnose suspicious lesions, order appropriate testing, and facilitate prompt referrals to trained musculoskeletal oncologists when appropriate for additional management.