Musculoskeletal Physical Examination - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781560535911

Musculoskeletal Physical Examination

1st Edition

An Evidence-Based Approach

Authors: Gerard Malanga Scott Nadler
Hardcover ISBN: 9781560535911
Imprint: Hanley & Belfus
Published Date: 21st October 2005
Page Count: 368

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This unique new text delivers complete coverage of every musculoskeletal exam, using concise "how-to" text complemented by hundreds of clear illustrations. Evidence-based throughout, this resource systematically summarizes the specificity and sensitivity of each test for each condition.

Key Features

  • Provides complete coverage of every musculoskeletal physical examination.
  • Summarizes and compares the evidence for specificity and sensitivity of each test for each condition in easy-to-use tables—enabling readers to select tests and draw conclusions from results with greater confidence.
  • Uses over 200 illustrations to clearly depict each test.
  • Every chapter features the expertise of a PM&R specialist and an Orthopedist, ensuring well-balanced coverage.

Table of Contents

  1. An Evidence-Based Approach to the Musculoskeletal Physical Examination

    2. Reliability and Validity of Physical Examination

    3. Sensory, Motor and Reflex Examination

    4. Physical Examination: Cervical Spine

    5. Physical Examination: Shoulder

    6. Physical Examination: Elbow, Wrist and Hand

    7. Physical Examination: Of the Lumbar Spine

    8. Physical Examination: Of the Sacroiliac Joint

    9. Physical Examination: Of the Hip

    10. Physical Examination: Of the Knee

    11. Physical Examination: Of the Foot and Ankle


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About the Authors

Gerard Malanga

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Sports, Spine and Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Kessler Institute of Rehabilitation, Associate Professor, UMDNJ- New Jersey Medical School, West Orange, NJ, USA

Scott Nadler

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Sports Medicine, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, UMDNJ, Newark, NJ, USA