Illustrated Orthopedic Physical Assessment - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780323045322, 9780323168014

Illustrated Orthopedic Physical Assessment

3rd Edition

Author: Ronald Evans
eBook ISBN: 9780323168014
eBook ISBN: 9780323062985
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323045322
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 15th December 2008
Page Count: 1208

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Logically organized with comprehensive coverage, this newly revised third edition prepares you to choose the right orthopedic tests, accurately assess any patient, and arrive at a clear diagnosis. Trusted for both its depth of coverage and its accessible, accurate information, it features gamuts, clinical pearls, and cross-reference tables for quick and easy reference. Now in brilliant full color, with all new photos of every test, it’s even more visually appealing, and illustrates common conditions and procedural tests more effectively than ever before. This edition offers a fresh look at testing for orthopedic conditions, with detailed text that explains the key moves of each test, its alternate names, and the appropriate reporting statement. Extensive cross-referencing ensures that you can easily find the right test for efficient and effective practice, and protocol charts guide you through the examination process step by step. The companion DVD features video footage of Dr. Evans performing each assessment test in the book, along with his expert commentary.

Key Features

  • Chapters are logically organized by region, and tests within each chapter are arranged alphabetically, so you can find the information you need in seconds!
  • Each test begins with a brief discussion of basic anatomy, then moves into a description of the actual procedure and ends with next-step directives.
  • Critical Thinking questions at the end of each chapter help you apply what you’ve learned to clinical practice.
  • Orthopedic Gamuts provide summaries of key points in a concise list – numerous gamuts within each chapter help you master material quickly and easily.
  • Clinical Pearls share the author’s knowledge gained through years of clinical experience, helping you avoid common misdiagnoses.
  • Cross-reference tables offer at-a-glance guidance on which tests should be used to diagnose particular diseases, for maximum accuracy and efficiency in practice.
  • Each chapter begins with an index of tests for easy reference, and axioms that remind you of elemental information, such as how painful certain maneuvers may be or the extent of some body parts’ range.
  • Contains a chapter on malingering (non-organically-based complaints), helping you investigate and determine the root cause of complaint, whether due to injury, for psychological reasons, or an attempt to feign injury for various purposes, such as for improper receipt of worker’s compensation.
  • Companion DVD contains video footage of Dr. Evans performing and explaining each assessment test in the book.

Table of Contents

  1. Principles in Assessing Musculoskeletal Disorders

    2. Cardinal Symptoms and Signs

    3. Cervical Spine

    4. Shoulder

    5. Elbow

    6. Forearm, Wrist, and Hand

    7. Thoracic Spine

    8. Lumbar Spine

    9. Pelvis and Sacroiliac Joint

    10. Hip

    11. Knee

    12. Lower Leg, Ankle, and Foot

    13. Malingering

    Glossary of Abbreviations

    Appendix A—Answers to Critical Thinking Questions



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About the Author

Ronald Evans

Affiliations and Expertise

Fellow, Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists; Fellow, International College of Chiropractic; Senior Staff, ICON Whole Health; Past-Chairman of the Iowa Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Iowa Department of Public Health; Chief Executive Officer, Iowa Chiropractic Physicians Clinic, Des Moines, IA; Trustee, Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research, Des Moines, IA; Examiner Emeritus, American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedists, Member, Oversight Advisory Committe, Chiropractic Health Care Project, Department of Defense of the United States of America