The Musculoskeletal System

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ISBN 9781841848754
Cat# H100282



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  • Includes clinical scenarios of the most common bone and muscle-related cases
  • Provides more than 100 anatomical illustrations and clinical photographs, many in full colour
  • Contains more than 40 templates in a ‘Test Yourself!’ colouring atlas
  • Supplies key pointers and mnemonics at the end of each chapter to aid revision and learning
  • Presnets additional online learning features including a full selection of interactive exam-style Questions and Answers, unlimited access to a full range of colouring templates, and almost 300 clinical photographs in an image bank


The Musculoskeletal System is an anatomy reference and revision guide combining detailed illustrations with a strong clinical focus to allow an easier correlation between anatomy and practice. A highly illustrated guide, separated in manageable sections by anatomical area, provides a compact and complete account of the body’s complex system of bones and muscles whilst also considering joints, ligaments, and innervation.

The Musculoskeletal System is aimed at medical students, on both the standard 5-year and the accelerated 4-year graduate-entry course, and to junior doctors and residents in training or approaching surgical examinations. It also appeals to related specialties, including sport science, physiology, and biomedical science; in addition to the wider scientific audience.

Endorsed by St George’s, University of London

Table of Contents

Introduction; Somayyeh Shahsavari
Upper limb; Harriette Spencer and Somayyeh Shahsavari
Lower limb; Shalina Mitchell and Somayyeh Shahsavari
The core; Shalina Mitchell and Somayyeh Shahsavari
Head and neck; Harriette Spencer and Somayyeh Shahsavari
Test yourself! Exam-style questions; Philip James Adds and Somayyeh Shahsavari
Test yourself! Colouring images; Somayyeh Shahsavari

Editor Bio(s)

Philip J Adds BSc (Hons), MSc, FIBMS is a Senior Lecturer in Anatomy at St Georges, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science, a Member of Council of the British Association of Clinical Anatomists and a Member of the Anatomical Society. Mr Adds is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Anatomy, and Assistant Editor of the Journal of Plastination, and has published numerous works on clinical anatomy.

Somayyeh Shahsavari BSc (Hons), MSc, is a third year medical student on the graduate-entry programme at St George’s, University of London.