Most of your orthopaedic problems will be the fractures that are described in detail from Chapter 69 onwards. Many of the non- traumatic conditions you will see are also described in other chapters: they include osteomyelitis (Chapter 7), septic arthritis (7.16), and tuberculous bone and joint disease (Chapter 29). The orthopaedics which remains to be considered here consists of the important subject of contractures in general (27.2), polio (27.3 to 27.7), talipes (27.15), and a few minor orthopaedic probems that you can treat without difficulty, such as epicondylitis (''tennis elbow', 27.9), stenosing tenosynovitis (27.10), ingrowing toenail (27.16), and a few others (27.17).
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