Special Tests in Musculoskeletal Examination

An evidence-based guide for clinicians


  • Paul Hattam, MSc MCSP FSOM, Director and Principal Physiotherapist, The Physios, Sheffield, UK
  • Alison Smeatham, MSc MCSP FSOM, Extended Scope Practitioner, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter, UK

The proliferation of special tests used in musculoskeletal examination has left the clinician with a vast array of physical tests at their disposal. Special Tests in Musculoskeletal Examination is a handy one-stop guide with over 150 peripheral tests. The clinical context and evidence base is thoroughly explored and the addition of clinical tips and expert opinion will enable the clinician to select the most appropriate tests and interpret the results meaningfully.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-3025-3

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

2 Shoulder

3 Elbow

4 Wrist & hand

5 Hip

6 Knee

7 Ankle & foot