With more than 175 contributing authors from a variety of specialties, Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is an excellent resource for clinicians interested in sports medicine, pain management, and inpatient physiatry. The majority of the text is devoted to musculoskeletal syndromes, with the rest divided between pain medicine and rehabilitation. The scope is expansive, covering topics as general as chronic kidney disease and as specific as corns. It is thorough in its listing and discussion of various orthopedic and neurologic disorders.
Nampiaparampil DE. Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Musculoskeletal Disorders, Pain, and Rehabilitation. JAMA. 2009;301(11):1175-1181. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.331