Joint Structure and Function: A Comprehensive Analysis

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F.A. Davis Company, 2005 - Medical - 588 pages
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Striking an optimum, user-friendly balance between basic and more advanced content, this is the ideal text for your program's Kinesiology course. A clear and logical presentation of the basic theory of joint structure and muscle action provides the foundation necessary to understand both normal and pathologic functions. Full-color, well-referenced, up-to-date research and the liberal use of figures, examples, and tables make this the most comprehensive text on the market.


- A clear and logical presentation of the basic theory of joint structure and muscle action provides students with the foundation necessary to understand both normal and pathologic functions.
- Applying functional anatomy to locomotion, the text focuses on normal structure and function rather than specific patient problems to better facilitate understanding of how deviations from normal may create or underlie dysfunction. Learning the normal is fundamental for students.
- New patient cases are woven through each chapter, to apply the content and ground students in clinical relevance
- An extensive new art program, including photographs, radiographs, and scans, reinforces a new perspective on the material and enhances visual learning
- Thirteen new contributors provide added scientific expertise, and infuse the text with a more practical and clinical perspective
- Call-out boxes that include case applications, periodic summaries, and advanced concepts broaden the scope of the content while also providing direction for challenge and growth.

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Levangie is Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the Sacred Heart University.

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