Physical Examination of the Spine

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From the authors of the bestselling Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade, here is the concise how-to guide on conducting diagnostic spine exams. The text begins with a thorough review of the fundamentals, including basic anatomy and neurology, and goes on to systematically outline tests for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. It is an ideal resource for both beginners and practicing physicians.

Key features include:

  • Nearly 200 line drawings that illustrate motor, sensory, reflex, and range-of-motion exams
  • Includes special tests for scoliosis and other spine disorders to expand your scope of diagnostic procedures
  • Succinct and easy-to-understand descriptions for easy mastery of concepts
  • Well-organized by cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral sections to streamline localization of specific exams

This straightforward pictorial aid is the perfect companion for spine surgeons, orthopedists, chiropractors, and neurosurgeons, as well as an ideal orientation for residents. From critical anatomy to step-by-step instructional guidelines, it will enhance your examination skills and refresh your understanding of the frequently performed spinal test.

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Contents

VISUAL EXAMINATION
66
PALPATION
72
L1L3 VI NEUROLOGIC EVALUATION OF THE LUMBAR SPINE L4 VII NEUROLOGIC EVALUATION OF THE LUMBAR SPINE L5 VIII NE...
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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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