Field

Field's Anatomy, Palpation & Surface Markings

Now in its fifth edition, this reliable resource continues to be a practical guide to identification and palpation of significant anatomical landmarks and structures. With a combination of clear text, drawings and photographs it helps the student to acquire knowledge of structures and movements palpable below the surface and to develop their tactile skills.

The new edition now incorporates educational aids such as full colour photographs and drawings along with access to an online resource of 100s of self-assessment questions which gives the student the opportunity to check their knowledge and receive feedback.

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Published: September 2012

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4355-0

Contents

  • 1 Palpation: definition, application and practice
    Some definitions and concepts
    Palpation: some definitions
    General characteristics of palpation
    Touch
    Some general characteristics
    The physiology of touch
    The social significance of touch
    Touch and clinical practice
    Effects of palpation on the patient
    Patient and person
    The consultation process
    Techniques of palpation
    Improving the art of palpation
    Care of the hands
    Palpation of different tissues
    Summary

    2 The upper limb
    Bones
    The pectoral region
    The clavicle
    The upper end of the humerus
    The scapula
    Anatomy
    Functional anatomy
    The elbow region
    Functional anatomy
    The wrist and hand
    Anterior, medial and lateral aspects
    Posterior aspect
    Functional anatomy
    Joints
    Joints of the pectoral girdle
    The sternoclavicular joint
    The acromioclavicular joint
    The shoulder joint
    Movements of the head of the humerus
    The elbow joint
    The radioulnar union
    The superior radioulnar joint
    The inferior radioulnar joint
    The mid radioular union
    The wrist (radiocarpal) joint
    The hand
    The intercarpal joints
    The carpometacarpal joints
    The intermetacarpal joints
    The metacarpophalangeal joints
    The interphalangeal joints
    Muscles
    The muscles that move the arm
    Deltoid
    Pectoralis major
    Biceps brachii
    Brachialis
    Triceps
    Latissimus dorsi
    Coracobrachialis
    The posterior aspect of the scapula
    The anterior aspect of the forearm and wrist
    The posterior aspect of the forearm and wrist
    The anterior aspect of the hand
    The posterior aspect of the hand
    Nerves
    Arteries
    Important preliminary notes
    Branches of the radial and ulnar arteries
    Veins
    Superficial drainage

    3 The lower limb
    Bones
    The hip region
    The knee region
    Anterior aspect
    Medial aspect
    Lateral aspect
    Posterior aspect
    The ankle region
    The lower end of the tibia
    The lower end of the fibula
    The talus
    Anterior aspect
    Posterior aspect
    The calcaneus
    The foot
    Dorsal aspect
    Plantar aspect
    Joints
    The sacroiliac joint
    Structure
    The hip joint
    The knee joint
    Functional anatomy
    The tibiofibular union
    The superior tibiofibular joint
    The inferior tibiofibular joint
    The ankle joint
    The foot
    The talocalcaneal (subtalar) joint
    The talocalcaneonavicular joint
    The calcaneocuboid joint
    The cuboideonavicular joint
    The midtarsal joint
    The cuneonavicular and intercuneiform joints
    The tarsometatarsal joints
    The intermetatarsal joints
    The metatarsophalangeal joints
    The interphalangeal joints
    Muscles
    The lateral and anterior aspect of the hip
    Gluteus medius, gluteus minimus and tensor fasciae latae
    Iliopsoas and pectineus
    The posterior aspect of the hip and thigh
    Gluteus maximus
    The hamstrings
    The anterior and medial aspects of the thigh
    The adductors and quadriceps femoris
    The anterior and lateral aspects of the leg and foot
    Peroneus tertius 137
    The posterior and plantar aspects of the leg and foot
    Triceps surae (calf)
    Tibialis posterior
    The peronei: peroneus longus and brevis
    The plantar muscles
    Nerves
    Arteries
    Veins
    The deep veins
    The superficial veins

    4 The head and neck
    Bones
    The skull
    Superior aspect
    Posterior aspect
    Anterior aspect
    Lateral aspect
    The neck
    Anterior aspect
    Posterior aspect
    Lateral aspect
    Joints
    The skull
    The temporomandibular joint
    The cervical spine
    Anterior aspect of the neck
    Muscles
    Muscles of facial expression
    Muscles of mastication
    Muscles of the neck
    Nerves
    Arteries
    Veins

    5 The thorax
    Bones
    The thoracic cage
    The sternum
    The clavicle and scapula
    The vertebrae
    The ribs
    Joints
    The thoracic vertebral column
    The joints of the anterior end of the ribs
    The costochondral joints
    The sternocostal (chondrosternal) joints
    Joints of the sternum
    Muscles
    The anterior aspect of the chest
    Pectoralis major
    Biceps brachii and coracobrachialis
    The posterior aspect of the chest
    Trapezius
    Levator scapulae, rhomboid major and rhomboid minor
    Supraspinatus and infraspinatus
    Teres major and latissimus dorsi
    Serratus anterior
    The diaphragm
    Nerves
    Structures within the thoracic cage
    The lungs
    The fissures of the lungs
    The heart
    Function
    Major arteries
    The aorta
    The brachiocephalic, left common carotid and left subclavian arteries
    Veins
    Outline of the venous network

    6 The abdomen
    Bones
    The thoracic outlet
    The pelvic girdle
    The lumbar vertebrae
    The sacrum
    The coccyx
    Joints
    The lumbar spine
    The pelvis
    The sacroiliac joint
    The pubic symphysis
    Muscles
    Nerves
    The thoracic nerves
    The lumbar plexus
    The sacral plexus
    Arteries
    Veins
    Structures within the abdominal cavity
    General locations and overview
    The liver
    The spleen
    The pancreas
    The gall bladder
    The stomach
    The duodenum
    The small intestine
    The caecum
    The large intestine (large bowel)
    The kidneys
    The bladder

    7 Conclusion

    References and further reading

    Index

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