Through engaging text, readers learn about the human bodyÍs skeletal system, which is made up of all the bones in the body. The book explains that bones hold you up, protect delicate organs such as your heart, help you move, and store fat, phosphorus, and calcium. Readers discover that ligaments and tendons hold bones together, a joint is where two bones meet, and bone marrow makes red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout your body, and white blood cells, which help fight germs. Kid-friendly text explains the axial skeleton, which includes the skull, the spine, the breastbone, and ribs, and the appendicular skeleton, which includes all the bones that branch off the axial skeleton, including arms, hands, legs, and feet. Readers learn that babies are born with 300 bones, some of which are made of cartilage. The hardening and fusing of bones as babies grow is discussed. Also highlighted are bone fractures and how they heal; diseases that affect the skeletal system, such as arthritis and osteoporosis; and how to care for the skeletal system with a healthy diet, plenty of calcium, and lots of exercise. Full-color photos, detailed diagrams, medical models, phonetics, glossary, and index enhance the text.
Tuberculosis of the Skeletal System is the latest edition of this comprehensive guide to the effects of tuberculosis on the bones and joints, with guidelines for their management. The book is divided into twenty-six chapters across three sections. The first section covers general considerations in osteo-articular tuberculosis, including epidemiology and prevalence, pathology and pathogenesis, diagnosis and investigations, and anti-tubercular drugs. The second section covers extra-spinal regional tuberculosis, from the hip joint to the shoulder, short tubular bones to sacroiliac joints and tendon sheaths. This section also includes a chapter on tuberculous osteomyelitis (infection of the bone marrow). Each chapter covers pathogenesis, clinical features, radiological findings, differential diagnosis, methods of treatment, surgical techniques, and relevant anatomy. The final section focuses on tuberculosis of the spine, including imaging for the disease, differential diagnosis, operative treatment, and surgical anatomy. The increased prevalence of ‘superbugs’ is addressed throughout this new edition, with discussion on new modalities which could potentially combat them. Enhanced by over 280 illustrations and images, this edition of Tuberculosis of the Skeletal System is an ideal update for orthopaedic surgeons. Key Points Latest edition of this comprehensive guide to the management of osteo-articular tuberculosis Previous edition published 2008 (9789351524625) The increased prevalence of ‘superbugs’ is addressed in this edition with new modalities which could potentially combat them 282 images and illustrations
The skeletal system is made up of bones. They support and protect your body and help it work. Some bones help you run, or pick up a pencil; others protect organs, like the skull, which protects your brain. Learn about bones, joints and more in this informative book.
Learn how to apply kinesiology concepts and treat dysfunction with Muscolino’s Kinesiology: The Skeletal System and Muscle Function, 3rd Edition! With more than 1,200 full-color illustrations, this highly visual text offers a vividly illustrated look at the skeletal system and how muscles function as movers, antagonists, and stabilizers in the body. Part One covers the fundamentals of structure and motion, including essential terminology that is used in kinesiology. Part Two covers the skeletal system including the makeup of skeletal and fascial tissues. Part Three contains a detailed study of the joints of the body. And lastly, Part Four examines how muscles function. This new edition also boasts an all-new chapter on biomechanics, more than 100 online video clips, and an interactive muscle program. If you want a thorough understanding of muscle function and how to apply that knowledge on the job, then there’s no better guide than Muscolino! Coverage of strengthening exercises and stretching emphasizes the purposes and benefits of stretching and how to perform various stretching techniques. The most up-to-date information on posture and the gait cycle features high-quality art. Comprehensive chapter on muscle action and attachments includes illustrations of all of the muscles of the human body organized by function. Clinical applications throughout the book are directly related to kinesiology concepts and challenge you to apply what you’ve learned to clinical practice. Complete atlas of bones, bony landmarks, and joints includes more than 100 full-color photographs of every bone in the human body, giving you comprehensive coverage of bones not found in other kinesiology books. Clear, simple explanations of kinesiology concepts cover muscle contraction(s), coordination of muscles with movement, core stabilization, posture, exercise, reflexes, and how the nervous system controls and directs the muscular system. Approximately 1,200 four-color illustrations help you visualize important concepts. A wide variety of user resources include a comprehensive glossary of terms from the book, radiographs, answers to the review questions at the end of each chapter in the book, an interactive muscle program, and videos featuring joint actions and palpation techniques. NEW! A new chapter on biomechanics helps you understand how the body moves under normal circumstances and what may impair its movement in pathology. NEW! Improved illustrations in The Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body offer a vivid muscle atlas within the text. NEW! Expanded resources on Evolve companion site include a new collection of video clips and an interactive muscle program which help you identify the necessary skills for professional success.