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
Touch
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
Summary

2 The upper limb
Bones
The pectoral region
The clavicle
The upper end of the humerus
The scapula
Anatomy
Functional anatomy
The elbow region
Functional anatomy
The wrist and hand
Anterior, medial and lateral aspects
Posterior aspect
Functional anatomy
Joints
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
Muscles
The muscles that move the arm
Deltoid
Pectoralis major
Biceps brachii
Brachialis
Triceps
Latissimus dorsi
Coracobrachialis
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
Nerves
Arteries
Important preliminary notes
Branches of the radial and ulnar arteries

Details

No. of pages:
288
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702052040
Print ISBN:
9780702043550

About the authors

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