Joint Zone (www.jointzone.org.uk) is a personal favourite and a perfect introduction to rheumatology. This site comprehensively covers all aspects of rheumatology, from inflammatory to non-inflammatory disorders to the extra-articular manifestations of disease. The site covers the basic science, clinical features, diagnosis, and management of each condition. The information is reinforced with an impressive selection of images, including photographs and radiographs. The site also offers a library of case studies that is categorised by the degree of difficulty. Navigation is straightforward, and conditions are nicely put under subheadings, allowing you to skip to the relevant topic.
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