Newly updated, this full-color resource offers a systematic approach to performing a neuromusculoskeletal assessment with rationales for various aspects of the assessment. This comprehensive text covers every joint of the body, head and face, gait, posture, emergency care, the principles of assessment, and preparticipation evaluation. The latest edition of this core text is the essential cornerstone in the new four-volume musculoskeletal rehabilitation series. Thorough, evidence-based review of orthopedic physical assessment covers everything from basic science through clinical applications and special tests. 2,400 illustrations include full-color clinical photographs and drawings as well as radiographs, depicting key concepts along with assessment techniques and special tests. The use of icons to show the clinical utility of special tests supplemented by evidence - based reliability & validity tables for tests & techniques on the Evolve site The latest research and most current practices keep you up to date on accepted practices. Evidence-based reliability and validity tables for tests and techniques on the EVOLVE site provide information on the diagnostic strength of each test and help you in selecting proven assessment tests. A Summary (Precis) of Assessment at the end of each chapter serves as a quick review of assessment steps for the structure or joint being assessed. Quick-reference data includes hundreds of at-a-glance summary boxes, red-flag and yellow-flag boxes, differential diagnosis tables, muscle and nerve tables, and classification, normal values, and grading tables. Case studies use real-world scenarios to help you develop assessment and diagnostic skills. Combined with other books in the Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation series - Pathology and Intervention, Scientific Foundations and Principles of Practice, and Athletic and Sport Issues - this book provides the clinician with the knowledge and background necessary to assess and treat musculoskeletal conditions. NEW! Online resources include video clips, assessment forms, text references with links to MEDLINE (R) abstracts, and more. NEW! Video clips demonstrate selected movements and the performance of tests used in musculoskeletal assessment. NEW! Text references linked to MEDLINE abstracts provide easy access to abstracts of journal articles for further review. NEW! Forms from the text with printable patient assessment forms can be downloaded for ease of use. NEW! Updated information in all chapters includes new photos, line drawings, boxes, and tables. NEW! The use of icons to show the clinical utility of special tests supplemented by evidence - based reliability & validity tables for tests & techniques on the Evolve site.
Offers a systematic approach to perform a neuromusculoskeletal assessment with rationales for various aspects of the assessment. This text covers every joint of the body, head and face, gait, posture, emergency care, the principles of assessment, and preparticipation evaluation.
1. Principles and Concepts of Assessment 2. Head and Face 3. Cervical Spine 4. Temporomandibular Joint 5. Shoulder 6. Elbow 7. Forearm, Wrist, and Hand 8. Thoracic (Dorsal) Spine 9. Lumbar Spine 10. Pelvis 11. Hip 12. Knee 13. Lower leg, foot and ankle 14. Assessment of Gait 15. Assessment of Posture 16. Assessment of the Amputee 17. Primary Care Assessment 18. Emergency Sports Assessment
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