The Knee: Clinical Applications

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 1994 - Medical - 169 pages
This book provides a basic approach to the evaluation and chiropractic management of a variety of knee conditions. It provides the reader first a review of anatomy, and then discusses examination, muscle testing, and imaging before moving into therapeutic considerations. Therapy information includes adjusting techniques and exercise procedures; there is also discussion on particular knee conditions. The book desires to provide a basic hands-on approach to evaluation and treatment of the knee, particularly for chiropractic students. It emphasizes motion analysis of joint involvements as the mechanism for using specific chiropractic adjustive procedures. The main audience for this text will be lower trimester chiropractic students. The text is written at a basic level, and so this will likely not be of interest to established practitioners. The author, a known authority on the subject matter, recently passed away. The text is amply illustrated, and there are numerous radiographic images. The chapter on imaging is by far the strongest chapter in the text and is a definite plus for the book. Each procedure is well illustrated, though the line drawings are crude in many cases. Students will find this book useful and a complement to other more comprehensive texts discussing the knee. There is a paucity of references in this text, and many are from texts rather than journal articles. It remains to be seen whether this material will fit into the specific technique requirements of an individual chiropractic college, so the usefulness of this text may vary from college to college. It is likely that this book will be a recommended text, rather than a required one, unless the technique program at acollege is similar to this.

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Chapter 1 Anatomy
Chapter 2Examination
Chapter 3Muscle Testing
Chapter 4Imaging
Chapter 5Adjustive Techniques
Chapter 6Conditions and Therapy
Chapter 7Exercises and Stretches
Chapter 8Case Histories
Appendix BPalpation

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