Illustrated Orthopedic Physical Assessment

By

  • Ronald Evans, DC, FACO, FICC, Fellow, Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists; Fellow, International College of Chiropractic; Senior Staff, ICON Whole Health; Past-Chairman of the Iowa Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Iowa Department of Public Health; Chief Executive Officer, Iowa Chiropractic Physicians Clinic, Des Moines, IA; Trustee, Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research, Des Moines, IA; Examiner Emeritus, American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists, Member, Oversight Advisory Committe, Chiropractic Health Care Project, Department of Defense of the United States of America

Logically organized with comprehensive coverage, this newly revised third edition prepares you to choose the right orthopedic tests, accurately assess any patient, and arrive at a clear diagnosis. Trusted for both its depth of coverage and its accessible, accurate information, it features gamuts, clinical pearls, and cross-reference tables for quick and easy reference. Now in brilliant full color, with all new photos of every test, it’s even more visually appealing, and illustrates common conditions and procedural tests more effectively than ever before. This edition offers a fresh look at testing for orthopedic conditions, with detailed text that explains the key moves of each test, its alternate names, and the appropriate reporting statement. Extensive cross-referencing ensures that you can easily find the right test for efficient and effective practice, and protocol charts guide you through the examination process step by step. The companion DVD features video footage of Dr. Evans performing each assessment test in the book, along with his expert commentary.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2008
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-04532-2


Table of Contents

1. Principles in Assessing Musculoskeletal Disorders

2. Cardinal Symptoms and Signs

3. Cervical Spine

4. Shoulder

5. Elbow

6. Forearm, Wrist, and Hand

7. Thoracic Spine

8. Lumbar Spine

9. Pelvis and Sacroiliac Joint

10. Hip

11. Knee

12. Lower Leg, Ankle, and Foot

13. Malingering


Glossary of Abbreviations

Appendix A—Answers to Critical Thinking Questions

Index