Field's Anatomy, Palpation & Surface Markings - 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780702043550, 9780702052040

Field's Anatomy, Palpation & Surface Markings

5th Edition

Authors: Derek Field Jane Hutchinson
Paperback ISBN: 9780702043550
eBook ISBN: 9780702052040
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 21st September 2012
Page Count: 288


Now in its fifth edition, this reliable resource continues to be a practical guide to identification and palpation of significant anatomical landmarks and structures. With a combination of clear text, drawings and photographs it helps the student to acquire knowledge of structures and movements palpable below the surface and to develop their tactile skills.

The new edition now incorporates educational aids such as full colour photographs and drawings along with access to an online resource of 100s of self-assessment questions which gives the student the opportunity to check their knowledge and receive feedback.

Key Features

  • Introductory chapter on the principles and practice of palpation vital to background study
  • Step-by-step guide to identification and palpation of structures
  • Facilitates learning by providing a clear and concise approach
  • Offers basic information on accessory movements

Table of Contents

1 Palpation: definition, application and practice
Some definitions and concepts
Palpation: some definitions
General characteristics of palpation
Some general characteristics
The physiology of touch
The social significance of touch
Touch and clinical practice
Effects of palpation on the patient
Patient and person
The consultation process
Techniques of palpation
Improving the art of palpation
Care of the hands
Palpation of different tissues

2 The upper limb
The pectoral region
The clavicle
The upper end of the humerus
The scapula
Functional anatomy
The elbow region
Functional anatomy
The wrist and hand
Anterior, medial and lateral aspects
Posterior aspect
Functional anatomy
Joints of the pectoral girdle
The sternoclavicular joint
The acromioclavicular joint
The shoulder joint
Movements of the head of the humerus
The elbow joint
The radioulnar union
The superior radioulnar joint
The inferior radioulnar joint
The mid radioular union
The wrist (radiocarpal) joint
The hand
The intercarpal joints
The carpometacarpal joints
The intermetacarpal joints
The metacarpophalangeal joints
The interphalangeal joints
The muscles that move the arm
Pectoralis major
Biceps brachii
Latissimus dorsi
The posterior aspect of the scapula
The anterior aspect of the forearm and wrist
The posterior aspect of the forearm and wrist
The anterior aspect of the hand
The posterior aspect of the hand
Important preliminary notes
Branches of the radial and ulnar arteries <BR


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About the Author

Derek Field

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Vice Principal, North London School of Physiotherapy, City University, London, UK

Jane Hutchinson

Affiliations and Expertise

Manager, Allied Health Professions Support Service, Royal National Institute of Blind People, London, UK