Table of Contents

Musculoskeletal history and physical examination.
Thinking like a rheumatologist.
Immunology for the primary care physician.
Rheumatologic laboratory tests.
Immunogenetic aspects of rheumatic diseases.
Bone, connective tissue, joint and vascular biology and pathology.
Diagnostic imaging techniques.
Arthrocentesis, intra-articular injection, and synovial fluid analysis.
Measuring clinical outcomes in rheumatic disease.
Ethical and legal considerations.
Patient education.
Psychosocial aspects of the rheumatic diseases.
Acute management of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases.
Monarthritis/polyarthritis: differential diagnosis.
Muscle pain and weakness.
Rash and arthritis.
Raynaud's phenomenon.
Autoimmune and inflammatory ophthalmic diseases.
Neck pain.
Low back pain.
Shoulder pain.
Elbow pain.
Hip pain.
Knee pain.
Ankle and foot pain.
Sports injuries.
The female athlete.
Bursitis and tendinitis.
Rheumatoid arthritis.
Systemic lupus erythematosus.
Antiphospholipid syndrome.
Dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and inclusion body myositis.
Sjögren's syndrome.
Systemic sclerosis and related syndromes.
Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis.
Childhood rheumatic diseases.
The vasculitides.
Pregnancy and connective tissue disorders.
Ankylosing spondylitis.
Arthritis associated with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
Psoriatic arthritis.
Reactive arthritis.
Pseudogout (calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate crystal arthropathy).
Human immunodeficiency virus.
Infectious arthritis.
Lyme disease.
Rheumatic fever.
Whipple's disease.
Paget's disease of bone.
Endocrine arthropathies.
Fibromyalgia and chronic pain.
Paraneoplastic musculoskeletal syndromes and hypertrophic osteoarthropathy.
Miscellaneous diseases with rheumatic manifestations.
Prosthetic joint replacement.
Perioperative care of the patient with rheumatic disease.
Physical therapy.
Occupational therapy: therapist's management of rheumatologic disorders of the hand.