Merriman's Assessment of the Lower Limb - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780702052477, 9780702050626

Merriman's Assessment of the Lower Limb

3rd Edition

Print ISBN: 9780702052477
eBook ISBN: 9780702050626
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 6th July 2012
Page Count: 588


ASSESSMENT OF THE LOWER LIMB is the benchmark textbook of lower limb examination and assessment. The third edition preserves the lucidity, logical approach and comprehensive coverage of its predecessors but adds many new exciting features, including an all-new design, new contributors, thorough updating of all chapters – many of which have been completely rewritten – and an entirely new chapter on functional assessment. The DVD provides extensive videos of assessment techniques and illustrations: practitioners with patients and models show how to assess all parts of the lower limb, and evaluate various conditions.

Key Features

  • DVD incorporating videos and illustrations:
    • invaluable footage of assessment techniques
    • downloadable full-colour figures and extra radiological photographs
  • Many new contributors bringing fresh expertise and insights for today’s student
  • All chapters thoroughly rewritten and updated
  • New chapter on functional assessment
  • All-new design
  • Case histories help put learning in context

Table of Contents

Part 1. Approaching the patient

The assessment interview
The presenting problem
Health outcome assessment

Part 2. Systems examination

The medical and social history
Vascular assessment
Neurological assessment
Dermatological assessment
Footwear assessment
Musculoskeletal assessment:
A. Orthopaedic assessment of the lower limb
B. Functional assessment

Part 3. Laboratory and hospital investigations

Methods of analysing gait
Diagnostic imaging
Laboratory tests

Part 4. Specific client groups

Assessment of the paediatric patient
Assessment of the sports patient
Assessment of the older person
The painful foot
Assessment of the at-risk foot
Assessment of the surgical patient


Vascular assessment
Neurological assessment
(Musculoskeletal assessment
Diagnostic imaging
The painful foot
The at-risk foot
*Image library


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