Clinical Tests for the Musculoskeletal System: Examinations - Signs - Phenomena
Thieme Publishing Group
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2008
2 Rev ed
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.