The fully revised and updated 2nd Edition of this unique text is a must-have for anyone who performs musculoskeletal examinations. For each body region, it presents well-illustrated, step-by-step guidance on assessing alignment, range of motion, muscle strength, and sensation...as well as clear explanations of what abnormal physical findings might mean. The book also features differ¬ential diagnosis tables based on common patient complaints, and provides detailed line drawings that illustrate com¬plex anatomical structures. "Take-Home Points" at the end of every chapter facilitate review.
With 7 additional contributing experts
A consistent format throughout the text allows readers to find information quickly.
Key terms and tests are highlighted throughout and defined in a glossary at the end of the book.
The book features the expertise of one of the nation's leading experts on the orthopaedic physical examination. Dr. Reider is Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Sports Medicine; Director of Sports Medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals; a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine; and has instructed countless students on this topic over the years.
New to this Edition
A wealth of new testing strategies equip readers to more effectively evaluate today's full spectrum of joint and muscle disorders.
"Take-Home Points" at the end of each chapter facilitate review.
"When the Patient Complains of..." boxes make it easier to identify disorders based on a patient's presentation.
Reports on recent clinical studies document the efficacy of various tests.
New line drawings depict anatomical structures that are difficult to capture via photography, and more photographs of abnormal physical findings clarify what dysfunction looks like.