Key Features

  • Fits in your lab coat pocket, giving you easy access to frequently used assessment and testing information.
  • Every test from the parent textbook, Illustrated Orthopedic Physical Assessment, 3rd Edition, is included in this pocket guide.
  • A consistent format for each test (the same format as the parent text) ensures that you’ll find the information you need quickly and easily.
  • Clinical pearls appear with almost every test, detailing author’s own clinical experience and providing valuable insight to both students and practitioners.
  • Nearly 400 orthopedic gamuts concisely cover anatomy, motion assessment, muscle function, and imaging elements – essential concepts for effective assessment and diagnostic decision-making.
  • A complete index of tests appears on the inside cover in alphabetical order, as well as by body system, so you can see at a glance which tests are covered and where to find them.
  • Nearly 500 illustrations (line drawings and photographs) show key moves of each test, and other necessary maneuvers, anatomy, and pathologies.
  • A glossary of key abbreviations is included at the end of the book, familiarizing you with common clinical terms and notation.
  • A comprehensive bibliography provides helpful references for further research and study.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Principles in Assessing Musculoskeletal Disorders

Chapter 2: Cardinal Symptoms and Signs

Chapter 3: The Cervical Spine

Chapter 4: The Shoulder

Chapter 5: The Elbow

Chapter 6: The Forearm, Wrist, and Hand

Chapter 7: The Thoracic Spine

Chapter 8: The Lumbar Spine

Chapter 9: The Pelvis and Sacroiliac Joint

Chapter 10: The Hip Joint

Chapter 11: The Knee

Chapter 12: Lower Leg, Ankle, and Foot

Chapter 13: Malingering


Glossary of Abbreviations



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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