chapter  8
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The bones, joints and soft tissues of the upper limb

Most of the clinical problems that arise in the upper limb are caused by diseases in and around the limb’s many joints.

The problems that affect all joints are:

The diseases that cause these problems affect all joints to varying degrees. This chapter describes the investigation and management of the mechanical disturbances and diseases of the shoulder, elbow and hand that give rise to the common problems listed above.