Merriman's Assessment of the Lower Limb

Edited by

  • Ben Yates, MSc, BSc(Hons), FCPod(S), DPodM, Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Great Western Hospital, Swindon, UK

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.
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Student podiatrists, practising podiatrists


Book information

  • Published: January 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-5062-6

Table of Contents

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