Musculoskeletal Physical Examination

An Evidence-Based Approach


  • Gerard Malanga, MD, Director, Sports, Spine and Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation, Associate Professor, UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School, West Orange, NJ, USA
  • Scott Nadler, DO, Director of Sports Medicine, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, UMDNJ, Newark, NJ, USA

This unique new text delivers complete coverage of every musculoskeletal exam, using concise "how-to" text complemented by hundreds of clear illustrations. Evidence-based throughout, this resource systematically summarizes the specificity and sensitivity of each test for each condition.
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orthopedists, Physical Therapists, Internal Medicine, Medical Students


Book information

  • Published: October 2005
  • ISBN: 978-1-56053-591-1

Table of Contents

1. An Evidence-Based Approach to the Musculoskeletal Physical Examination

2. Reliability and Validity of Physical Examination

3. Sensory, Motor and Reflex Examination

4. Physical Examination: Cervical Spine

5. Physical Examination: Shoulder

6. Physical Examination: Elbow, Wrist and Hand

7. Physical Examination: Of the Lumbar Spine

8. Physical Examination: Of the Sacroiliac Joint

9. Physical Examination: Of the Hip

10. Physical Examination: Of the Knee

11. Physical Examination: Of the Foot and Ankle