The Orthopaedic Physical Exam 2nd Edition

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The fully revised and updated 2nd Edition of this unique text is a must-have for anyone who performs musculoskeletal examinations. For each body region, it presents well-illustrated, step-by-step guidance on assessing alignment, range of motion, muscle strength, and sensation…as well as clear explanations of what abnormal physical findings might mean. The book also features differ¬ential diagnosis tables based on common patient complaints, and provides detailed line drawings that illustrate com¬plex anatomical structures. “Take-Home Points” at the end of every chapter facilitate review.

  • A consistent format throughout the text allows readers to find information quickly.
  • Key terms and tests are highlighted throughout and defined in a glossary at the end of the book.
  • The book features the expertise of one of the nation’s leading experts on the orthopaedic physical examination. Dr. Reider is Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Sports Medicine; Director of Sports Medicine at the University of Chicago Hospitals; a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine; and has instructed countless students on this topic over the years.
  • A wealth of new testing strategies equip readers to more effectively evaluate today’s full spectrum of joint and muscle disorders.
  • “Take-Home Points” at the end of each chapter facilitate review.
  • “When the Patient Complains of…” boxes make it easier to identify disorders based on a patient’s presentation.
  • Reports on recent clinical studies document the efficacy of various tests.
  • New line drawings depict anatomical structures that are difficult to capture via photography, and more photographs of abnormal physical findings clarify what dysfunction looks like.



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