This book provides a concise and up-to-date resource on common shoulder disorders that medical students, junior orthopaedic doctors, GP's and physiotherapists can refer to. The aim is to give a practical account of shoulder conditions, their presentation, evaluation and management. It is not written to give a full detailed coverage of the topic, but to give clear, easily understood information that will help practitioners in day-to-day clinical practice.
Anatomy, function, clinical examination and radiological imaging of the shoulder are first reviewed in this book, followed by commonly encountered clinical conditions of the shoulder. Each clinical condition is presented with the background, clinical symptoms, investigations, differential diagnosis, treatment and a further reading section. Key diagrams, clinical photographs and radiographs are used as necessary to demonstrate important points; and references to landmark articles related to the subject are also provided in each chapter.
Bambos (short name for Charalambos) studied Medicine at the University of Manchester, UK and did all his postgraduate surgical and orthopedic training in the North West of England.
Bambos is currently a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedics at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK, whereby his clinical work focuses on conditions of the shoulder and knee. Bambos is also an Honorary Professor in the School of Medicine at the University of Central Lancashire, UK, with an extensive research portfolio in his areas of interest.