Musculoskeletal disorders make up approximately a fifth of primary care consultations. Practitioners need a broad range of knowledge and skills to deal with these disorders. Musculoskeletal Disorders in Primary Care addresses the dearth of undergraduate teaching on the topic by providing comprehensive information, even on the rarer conditions. Written by experts in the fields of musculoskeletal medicine and rheumatology, this book looks at presentations, treatment, current guidelines on management and when to refer onwards to specialist care. The book contains chapters on: both acute and chronic neck and back pain; tendonopathy; osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; and hypermobility. Musculoskeletal Disorders in Primary Care also considers pre-hospital emergency care, musculoskeletal problems in children and workingage health. The book will be an invaluable source of information for GPs and other primary care professionals. It also makes reference to the RCGP's curriculum and includes case studies that make the information more relevant for primary care.