Merriman's Assessment of the Lower Limb

ASSESSMENT OF THE LOWER LIMB is the benchmark textbook of lower limb examination and assessment. The third edition preserves the lucidity, logical approach and comprehensive coverage of its predecessors but adds many new exciting features, including an all-new design, new contributors, thorough updating of all chapters - many of which have been completely rewritten - and an entirely new chapter on functional assessment. The DVD provides extensive videos of assessment techniques and illustrations: practitioners with patients and models show how to assess all parts of the lower limb, and evaluate various conditions.

Student podiatrists, practising podiatrists


Published: January 2012

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-5062-6


  • Part 1. Approaching the patient

    *The assessment interview
    *The presenting problem
    *Health outcome assessment

    Part 2. Systems examination

    *The medical and social history
    *Vascular assessment
    *Neurological assessment
    *Dermatological assessment
    *Footwear assessment
    *Musculoskeletal assessment:
    A. Orthopaedic assessment of the lower limb
    B. Functional assessment

    Part 3. Laboratory and hospital investigations

    *Methods of analysing gait
    *Diagnostic imaging
    *Laboratory tests

    Part 4. Specific client groups

    *Assessment of the paediatric patient
    *Assessment of the sports patient
    *Assessment of the older person
    *The painful foot
    *Assessment of the at-risk foot
    *Assessment of the surgical patient


    *Vascular assessment
    *Neurological assessment
    (Musculoskeletal assessment
    *Diagnostic imaging
    *The painful foot
    *The at-risk foot
    *Image library


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