Orthopedic Physical Assessment

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Saunders, 2002 - Medical - 1020 pages
Orthopedic Physical Assessment offers a straightforward, systematic approach to performing a neuromusculoskeletal assessment and explains the rationale behind various aspects of the assessment. Every joint of the body is covered, and separate chapters cover such specific topics as the principles of assessment, head and face, gait, posture, emergency care, and preparticipation evaluation. Complete and comprehensive in its approach, this outstanding reference covers basic science, clinical applications, and special tests. It also offers unparalleled coverage of the extremities, clear explanations of positions and movements, and extensive use of tables and illustrations including many radiographs to highlight key points.
  • Principles of assessment: gives the student an understanding of not only what to do but why to do it
  • Helps with patient history: gives examples of questions to ask and what the responses might mean
  • Includes detailed guidelines for observation
  • Detailed notes on examination of the patient - from how to perform and modify examinations to fit specific needs, to movements, to functional tests and how to palpate different structures
  • Includes case studies so that students can begin to develop their skills in differential diagnosis
  • Looks at Head and Face injuries
  • Helps with determining normal and abnormal gait and posture
  • The many photographs and line drawings give a clearer understanding of methods of movements, tests and causes of pathology
  • Easy to use and to revise from: important points are highlighted.
  • New chapter on, 'Assessment of the Amputee'
  • Many new tests have been added - many with abundant illustrations
  • Text has been updated throughout to include all current practice and recent research.
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    All in one handy book for a physiotherapist for evaluation of a patient



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