DescriptionMusculoskeletal Examination is a user-friendly textbook on the techniques of physical examination. Written by a physiatrist, orthopedic surgeon, and physical therapist, it has a uniquely multidisciplinary approach. Musculoskeletal Examination covers the complete basic examination and basic principles of normal and abnormal musculoskeletal function are fully explained, leading you to the correct differential diagnosis.
The new fourth edition is now in full colour throughout and includes over 750 detailed illustrations, X-rays and MRIs, and more than 100 photographs showing examination techniques. It also includes a companion website at www.wiley.com/go/musculoskeletalexam featuring 107 MCQs and links to videos demonstrating key examination methods.
Musculoskeletal Examination is perfect as a quick reference guide, while the detailed descriptions and clinically relevant examples of frequently encountered conditions will help even the most novice practitioner gain the understanding necessary to make a correct diagnosis and determine a successful treatment plan. It is ideal for physical therapists, physiatrists, orthopedists, medical students, practitioners, and all those involved in sports medicine and clinical massage.
How to Use This Book vi
About the Companion Website viii
1 Introduction 1
2 Basic Concepts of Physical Examination 14
3 Overview of the Spine and Pelvis 31
4 The Cervical Spine and Thoracic Spine 34
5 The Temporomandibular Joint 81
6 The Lumbosacral Spine 94
7 Overview of the Upper Extremity 136
8 The Shoulder 138
9 The Elbow 195
10 The Wrist and Hand 229
11 The Hip 286
12 The Knee 327
13 The Ankle and Foot 369
14 Gait 420