third edition of this convenient pocket guide presents a comprehensive
collection of clinical tests for all the major musculoskeletal
structures. New tests have been added and existing tests fully revised
to include the most practical, relevant, and up-to-date information for
the effective evaluation of the musculoskeletal system.
is organized by body region, with chapters devoted to the spine;
shoulder; elbow; wrist, hand, and fingers; hip; knee; and foot and
ankle. Each of these chapters opens with a figure depicting range of
motion and an algorithm that provides a quick overview of symptoms,
tests, imaging, and diagnosis. Additional chapters on posture
deficiencies, venous thrombosis, occlusive arterial disease and
neurovascular compression syndromes, and disturbances of the central
nervous system complete the book.
For each clinical test,
readers will find a step-by-step description of the procedure, followed
by a concise discussion of assessment and possible diagnoses for that
- Succinct descriptions of initial tests, functional tests, stress tests, and stability tests
- More than 600 precise line drawings augment the text and reinforce key concepts
tips and guidance for the clinical examination, from taking patient
history to selecting the appropriate tests and further course of action
- Extensive bibliography of recommended literature for additional reading
The third edition of Clinical Tests for the Musculoskeletal System
is an essential tool for the physical examination and diagnosis of
functional impairments of musculoskeletal structures. This
user-friendly handbook is ideal for orthopaedists, physical medicine
and rehabilitation specialists, physical therapists, osteopathic
physicians, and residents in these specialties.
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