Block B2 - Neuromusculoskeletal Problems

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This block was formerly known as Block 3.4.

Djibril Cisse suffered a comminuted fracture of the tibia and fracture of the fibula
A tendon is a fibrous connective tissue which attaches muscle to bone. Tendons may also attach muscles to structures such as the eyeball. A tendon serves to move the bone or structure. A ligament is a fibrous connective tissue which attaches bone to bone, and usually serves to hold structures together and keep them stable.
Lumbar puncture (spinal tap) to collect cerebrospinal fluid
Brachial plexus
Brachial plexus, map
Nerves of the arm: ulnar nerve, median nerve, and radial nerve
Median nerve
Post-op care for hip fractures

Recommended Books[edit]

  • Apley's System of Orthopaedics and Fractures
  • Netter's Concise Orthopaedic Anatomy


(plural: tophi) a deposit of crystalline uric acid and other substances at the surface of joints or in skin or cartilage, typically as a feature of gout.
gout of the foot, especially the big toe.
a surgical operation to remove the back of one or more vertebrae, usually to give access to the spinal cord or to relieve pressure on nerves.
surgical removal of the whole or a part of an intervertebral disc.
Radial shaft fractures (Galeazzi fractures)
solitary fractures of the distal one third of the radius with accompanying subluxation or dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ). The synonym is reverse Monteggia's fracture.
Monteggia's fractures
these are fractures of the proximal third (usually) of the ulna with associated dislocation of the radial head.




Clinical Pathology[edit]


Pathological Anatomy[edit]


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