Understanding Joints: A Practical Guide to Their Structure and Function

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Nelson Thornes, 2000 - Medical - 240 pages
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This is an introductory text designed to give an understanding and awareness of the function of the main joints in the body. Students of physiotherapy, osteopathy and other subjects related to orthopaedics and manual medicine will find the clarity of the book helpful. The text is highly illustrated and provides a range of study tasks to encourage learning by discovery.Bernard Kingston is Senior Lecturer in Functional Anatomy and Clinic Tutor at the British School of Osteopathy, London, UK.
  

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Contents

how to use this book
1
Anatomical terminology and movements
4
Introduction to joints
7
an introduction
23
The cervical spine
30
The respiratory mechanism and the thoracic spine
46
The lumbar spine
63
The vertebral junction areas
79
The elbow
117
The wrist
126
The hand
136
The hip
148
The knee
163
The ankle
183
The foot
190
The temporomandibular joints
208

The pelvis and sacroiliac joints
89
The shoulder
99

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Page 232 - Pearcy MJ, Tibrewal SB 1984 Axial rotation and lateral bending in the normal lumbar spine measured by three-dimensional radiography. Spine 9: 582-587 Pearcy M, Portek I, Shepherd J 1984 Three-dimensional X-ray analysis of normal movement in the lumbar spine.

About the author (2000)

Bernard Kingston is Senior Lecturer in Functional Anatomy and Clinic Tutor at the British School of Osteopathy, London, UK.

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