Physical Examination for Surgeons: An Aid to the MRCS OSCE

Physical Examination for Surgeons: An Aid to the MRCS OSCE

By: James Pegrum (editor), Petrut Gogalniceanu (editor), William Lynn (editor)Paperback

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Physical examination is a key element of clinical diagnosis in surgical practice, as well as an essential skill in postgraduate professional entry and exit examinations. With its 'at-a-glance' algorithms, mind maps, and exam-style questions and answers, Physical Examination for Surgeons provides a concise yet authoritative guide to examination technique and differential diagnosis. Written by a team of senior surgical registrars and consultant surgeons, experienced postgraduate examiners and leading international experts, it provides a comprehensive and definitive answer to the challenges of the MRCS exam on physical examination. All surgical specialties are covered, including neurosurgery, ENT, gynaecology and transplant. It is a high-yield revision aid for the Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons exam, as well as a valuable reference for the Fellowship exam (FRCS) and beyond. Of interest to trainee and practising surgeons, emergency medicine physicians, medical students and clinical nurse specialists and military healthcare practitioners.

About Author

Petrut Gogalniceanu is a Specialist Registrar in General and Vascular Surgery in the London Postgraduate School of Surgery and an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at University College London. James Pegrum is an Orthopaedic Registrar in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in the Oxford Deanery, and an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London Sports and Exercise Department. William Lynn is a Specialist Registrar in General Surgery in the London Postgraduate School of Surgery.


Introduction; Part I. Principles of Surgery: 1. Principles of surgery; Part II. Surgical History and Documentation: 2. Surgical history and documentation; Part III. General Surgery: 3. Examination of peripheral stigmata of disease in general surgery; 4. Examination of the abdomen; 5. Examination of abdominal scars; 6. Examination of the groin; 7. Examination of a stoma; 8. Renal access and transplant examination; Part IV. Breast Surgery: 9. Examination of the breast; Part V. Pelvis and Perineum: 10. Examination of the anus; 11. Examination of the pudendum and vagina; 12. Examination of the penis; 13. Examination of the scrotum; Part VI. Orthopaedic Surgery: 14. Generic joint examination; 15. Examination of gait; 16. Examination of the cervical and thoracic spine; 17. C-Spine injury: assessment in trauma; 18. Examination of the shoulder; 19. Examination of the elbow; 20. Examination of the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint; 21. Examination of the hip; 22. Examination of the knee; 23. Examination of the ankle; Part VII. Vascular Surgery: 24. Examination of the carotid artery; 25. Examination of an abdominal aortic aneurysm; 26. Arterial examination of the upper limb; 27. Arterial examination of the lower limbs; 28. Examination of the lower limb venous system; 29. Examination of ulcers; Part VIII. Heart and Thorax: 30. Examination of the thorax and lungs; 31. Examination of the heart and great vessels; Part IX. Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery: 32. Examination of the ear; 33. Examination of the nose; 34. Examination of the throat; Part X. Oral and Maxillofacial Examination for General Surgeons: 35. Extra-oral examination of the face; 36. Intra-oral examination; Part XI. Examination of the Neck and Thyroid: 37. Examination of the neck; 38. Thyroid status examination; Part XII. Neurosurgery: 39. Global neurological examination; 40. Focal neurological examination; Part XIII. Plastic Surgery: 41. Examination of skin lesions and lumps; 42. Examination of scars; 43. Examination of flaps and grafts; 44. Examination of acute burns; 45. Examination of old burns; 46. Examination of the hands; Part XIV. Surgical Radiology: 47. Principles of plain film; 48. Chest X-ray; 49. Abdominal X-ray; 50. Mammogram; 51. Facial X-ray; 52. Cervical spine X-ray; 53. Shoulder X-ray; 54. Elbow X-ray; 55. Wrist and distal forearm X-ray; 56. Pelvis and hip X-ray; 57. Knee X-ray; 58. Foot and ankle X-ray; 59. Principles of CT; 60. Brain CT; 61. Chest CT; 62. Abdomen CT; 63. Aorta CT; 64. Kidneys, ureter and bladder CT; 65. Lower limb CT angiogram; Part XV. Airway, Trauma and Critical Care: 66. Examination of the trauma patient; 67. Examination of the critically ill surgical patient; 68. Assessment of the airway for intubation; 69. Assessment of the compromised airway; 70. Examination of a tracheostomy; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781107625549
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 530
  • ID: 9781107625549
  • weight: 570
  • ISBN10: 1107625548

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