Clinical Tests for the Musculoskeletal System: Examinations - Signs - Phenomena

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Thieme, Jan 1, 2011 - Medical - 342 pages
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The second edition of this handy pocket-sized book presents a comprehensive collection of clinical tests for all the major musculoskeletal structures. The tests are divided into separate sections based on body region. Each chapter opens with a figure depicting range of motion and an algorithm that provides a rapid overview of symptoms, tests, imaging, and diagnosis. For each clinical test, the author provides step-by-step descriptions of the methodology, starting at the patient's initial position, and then describes the evaluation and possible diagnosis. Highlights:
  • Succinct description of initial tests, functional tests, stress tests, and stability tests
  • More than 550 instructive line drawings that demonstrate key concepts in a precise fashion
  • Coverage of posture deficiencies, thrombosis, and arterial ischemic disorders
  • Lists of recommended references for additional reading
  • This book is an invaluable guide to selecting the appropriate tests for the clinical examination. It is ideal for orthopaedists, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, physical therapists, osteopathic physicians, and residents in these specialties.
     

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    Contents

    Contents
    1
    Chest Tests
    9
    Lumbar Spine Tests
    29
    Shoulder
    69
    Rotator Cuff Impingement Symptoms
    78
    Acromioclavicular Joint
    95
    Shoulder Instability
    109
    Elbow
    123
    Hip
    167
    Knee
    198
    Knee Ligament Stability Tests
    231
    Function Tests to Assess the Posterior
    254
    Lower Leg Ankle and Foot
    263
    Posture Deficiency
    286
    Occlusive Arterial Disease
    296
    Hemiparesis
    304

    Epicondylitis Tests
    129
    Compression Syndrome Tests
    135
    Function Tests
    142
    Index
    315
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    formerly Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Municipal Hospital, Dortmund, Germany

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