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RADIOLOGY WEBSITES : SKELETAL RADIOLOGY

Few Websites dealing with the Skeletal Radiology Resources

1.
Introduction of Skeletal Radiology is a primer on few common conditions affecting bone.
Authored by EA Brandser, M.D the material is on hand at http://www.vh.org/Providers/Lectures/icmrad/skeletal/Skeletal.html . The topics covered
include trauma, infection, arthritis, tumors involving bone and metabolic bone disease.

2. Wheeless Textbook of Orthopaedics
at http://www.medmedia.com/med.htm is a reference source, compiled by C.R.Wheeless M.D. The site covers a wide range of orthopaedics topics of interest to medical, nursing and physiotherapy professionals. The material is available by an alphabetically catalogued index of conditions from A to Z or alternatively available as conditions catalogued as Fractures, Joints, Muscles, Nerves or Trauma. A well-compiled compendium of Fractures is available at http://www.medmedia.com/orthoo/41.htm, which is endowed with numerous hyperlinks to references

3. Textbook of Orthopedics and Traumatology
is a comprehensive online textbook available at http://www.bonetumour.org/book/APTEXT/index.html. The material authored by Dr M Natarajan and Dr Mayilvahanan,features nearly 30 chapters that cover the gamut of Orthopedics and Traumatology practice, particularly in a setting of the Indian subcontinent. Each chapter has subsections and the material is crisp. While chapters 1 to 13 deal with Orthopaedics, the chapters from 14 to 28 focuses on Traumatology.

4. Electronic Orthopedic Textbook is edited by Eugene Sherry, MD MPH FRACS and available at http://www.worldortho.com/database/etext/etext.html . The textbook is in "an electronic format allows easy and immediate update of text". The educative material covers a range of topics such as Paediatric Orthopaedics, Patello-femoral instability, Multiple neurofibromatosis, Molecular Genetics and Immunology of Orthopaedics, Adult Reconstruction - Hip and Knee, Disorders of the Foot and Ankle in Adults and Bone Lymphomas

5. Musculoskeletal Radiology
at http://www.gentili.net/ comprises of a remarkable set of webpages featuring the Musculoskeletal system. Authored by A Gentili, M.D from the Department of Radiological Sciences at Veterans Administration Medical Center, Los Angeles. CA, the educative material is wide-ranging and informative. The topic list includes Arthritides of the foot: an interactive atlas, a Fracture atlas, Musculoskeletal Radiology Differential Diagnosis and Sources of Musculoskeletal Radiology
Teaching Cases. An Interactive Atlas of Signs in Musculoskeletal Radiology is on hand at http://www.gentili.net/signs/ This atlas can be searched by sign name, pathological diagnosis or
locations and features many signs used in Musculoskeletal Radiology.

6.
Approaches To Differential Diagnosis In Musculoskeletal Imaging is authored by http://www.rad.washington.edu/mskbook/ - M. L. Richardson from the Department of Radiology,University of Washington. The contents include general principles, arthritis: appendicular and axial, calcifications, facial fractures, the painful joint prosthesis, orthopedic hardware, scoliosis, osteopenia, osteonecrosis and skeletal dysplasias

7. Locomotor Modules
from Surgical Tutor Org has a illustrative summary of a large list
of common skeletal conditions. The Locomotor Modules is a part of the System modules
within Revision Notes at http://www.surgical-tutor.org.uk/ The topics covered is exhaustive
and includes acute osteomyelitis, bone metastases, metabolic bone disease, common &
eponymous fractures etc

8. Bone tumour Org
at http://www.bonetumor.org "is an educational website for physicians,
patients, and friends who are interested in learning about all types of tumors and cancers that affect the skeletal system". The site created by Henry DeGroot III and a dedicated team from University of Massachusetts, is endowed with many important sections such as an
Online atlas of bone tumors and bone cancers
at http://www.bonetumor.org/page7.html,
Tumor mimics and a section on Metastatic bone tumors and cancers. An interesting segment
on the work-up of a bone tumor titled as "The good, the bad, and the ugly" is accessible at http://www.bonetumor.com/page8.html. Also an Alphabetized index of bone tumors
commencing with Adamantinoma of long bones and ending with Unicameral bone cyst is on hand
at http://www.bonetumor.org/page174.html

9. Dwarfism And Dysplasia Syndromes at http://www.stevensorenson.com/residents6/ makes use of a an electronic teaching file to categorize the dwarfism and dysplasia syndromes. Authored by a team headed by Steven M. Sorenson, MD et al from the UCLA School of Medicine and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, the site focuses on common conditions causing Dwarfism and also deals with Dysplasia Syndromes

10. Son Of Rad Reference Tool
is an educative website that provides "a readily accessible
reference file of radiographics findings in common disorders of the musculoskeletal system." The site is authored by Carol Teitz, MD and Mike Richardson, MD and designed by
Mark A. Scott, M.Ed and is available at http://eduserv.hscer.washington.edu/hubio553/totrad/RadReference/index.html.
The instructional material on Musculoskeletal disorders is derived from an index containing
arthritis, infection, trauma, tumor and miscellaneous group of disorders.

Endpiece:

Commonly Missed Orthopedic Problems
at http://www.aafp.org/afp/980115ap/ballas.html
is an illustrated article written by MT Ballas, M.D et al from Ohio that highlights few
musculoskeletal injuries that have the potential to result in long-term disabling conditions.
Muller's Atlas of Fractures
of long bones at http://mullerfoundation.org/atlas/main/index.htm
from the Maurice E. Müller Foundation-Espaņa deals with the classification of fractures at a
variety of regions.

For those interested in teaching material in the form of Clinical cases & articles as well as
PowerPoint Presentations, there is one such site from IndiaOrth.org that is useful http://www.indiaorth.org/orth/cases/index.htm


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