Assessment of the Lower Limb


  • Linda Merriman, MPhil, DPodM, MCHS Cert, Associate Dean Postgraduate & External Affairs, School of Health & Social Sciences, Coventry University, Coventry, UK
  • Warren Turner, BSc(Hons), DpodM, Pro-Dean (Contracts & Business Enterprise), South Bank University, Facuty of Health & Social Care, London South Bank University, UK.

This comprehensive guide to the examination and assessment of the foot and lower limb will appeal to any practitioner with an interest in this part of the body. It thoroughly reviews the stages essential to accurate diagnosis, including descriptions of differential diagnosis and common pathologies. Highly illustrated with consistently presented information throughout, Assessment of the Lower Limb also examines the unique aspects of specific populations such as children, the elderly, and athletes.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07112-6

Table of Contents

PART I: Approaching the Patient
1. Assessment
2. The Interview
3. The Presenting Problem
4. Clinical Measurements

PART II: Systems Examination
5. Medical and Social History
6. Vascular Assessment
7. Neurological Assessment
8. Assessment of the Locomotor System
9. Assessment of the Skin and Its Appendages
10. Assessment of the Elderly
11. Pre- and Post-Operative Assessment
12. Footwear Assessment

PART III: Laboratory and Hospital Investigations
13. Radiographic Assessment
14. Methods of Analyzing Gait
15. Laboratory Tests

PART IV: Specific Client Groups
16. The Paediatric Patient
17. The Sports Patient
18. The Painful Foot
19. Assessment of the At-Risk Foot