Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Lower Extremities by Lawrence M. Oloff DPM is from 1994 and is somewhat dated now but still does carry a number of relevant pearls. It has limited availability.
A complete rheumatology text, with emphasis on the foot and ankle. It examines the wide variety of musculoskeletal disorders and syndromes formerly referred to as “Arthritis”, and covers basic aspects, clinical features, radiologic diagnosis, surgical treatment and laboratory evaluation.
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Tabbe of Contents for Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Lower Extremities:
Presents the basic science underlying musculoskeletal disease – including anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics, and providing a firm foundation in the nature of musculoskeletal disease.
Describes the clinical features of articular disease and their variations to aid in application of theory to practice.
Provides coverage of the musculoskeletal manifestations of specific systemic diseases like AIDS.
Covers radiologic evaluation, helping readers to use effectively the latest imaging technology in diagnosis and to evaluate the efficiency of radiologic procedures.
Offers guidance in the medical management of rheumatic disorders of the foot and ankle, providing pharmacologic and other non-surgical rehabilitative options.
Covers surgical management and includes postoperative and prognostic considerations – so readers can easily compare and contrast which options are best suited for their patients.
Guides readers to a better understanding of the causes and management of chronic pain – a complaint often heard in the podiatric office.
About the Editor of Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Lower Extremities:
Lawrence M. Oloff DPM is currently a podiatrist at the Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group in Burlingame, CA. He is the team podiatrist for the San Francisco Giants and was the Dean for Academic Affairs, California College of Podiatric Medicine from 1988 to 1992.
Title: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Lower Extremities
Editor: Lawrence M. Oloff DPM
Published: January 15, 1994
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