Clinical Sports Anatomy

Clinical Sports Anatomy

Book rating: 03 Paperback sports medicine

By (author) Andrew Franklyn-Miller, By (author) Eanna Falvey, By (author) Paul McCrory, By (author) Peter Brukner


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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 174mm x 236mm x 22mm | 862g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0070285551
  • ISBN 13: 9780070285552
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 73,201

Product description

Patient-based learning made simple. Understanding the anatomy of a sports injury is the key to unlocking the diagnosis for most clinicians. Unfortunately, anatomy is often poorly taught, is not clinically focused and many anatomy textbooks are so complicated that searching for clinically useful information is difficult. In addition, multiple pathologies can present in an overlapping fashion, making the differentiation of the various possible causes of injury problematic. Clinical Sports Anatomy classifies structures according to their anatomical reference points to form a diagnostic triangle. Discriminant questions are coupled with the more useful clinical tests and diagnostic manoeuvres to direct the reader toward a definitive clinical diagnosis. This approach is firmly rooted in evidence-based medicine and includes a list of the most appropriate investigations required to confirm diagnosis. Key Features: the four step process (define and align; listen and localize; palpate and re-create; alleviate and investigate) the accurate orientation of the 'triangle system' which aligns the questioning and subsequent examination to focus on surrounding structures that may be injured, not just the most obvious one diagnostic reference tables 38 case studies of patient presentations covering a variety of sports injuries over 60 rich and original anatomical illustrations.

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Author information

Andrew Franklyn-Miller, Centre for Human Performance at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, London, UK Eanna Falvey, Department of Rheumatology, Sports and Exercise Medicine, Cork University Hospital, Ireland Paul McCrory, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FACSP, FFSEM(UK), FASMF, FACSM, FRSM, Grad Dip Epidemiology and Statistics Peter Brukner, MB BS, DRCOG, FACSM, FACSP, FASMF is a sports physician and Associate Professor in Sports Medicine at the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine, University of Melbourne, Australia. He is the founding partner of the Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre, a past president of the Australasian College of Sports Physicians, and an Olympic Team Physician.

Customer reviews

By Vanessa 06 Oct 2011 3

I thought the book would be great for my physiotherapy (physical therapy) studies, and while it does have some nice simple summaries of some of the common pathologies of each region, it is lacking in-depth detail.

Its the type of book that would be good to get a quick, basic idea of what dysfunctions occur in a region, but I would definitely be leaning more towards Clinical Sports Medicine (Brukner & Khan) or even more in-depth, Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation & Intervention (Mark Dutton, 2nd ed).
- Both Brukner & Khan and Dutton are my key pathology / in-depth anatomy references texts for clinical placements and throughout my 3 semesters of musculoskeletal studies.

Table of contents

1. Introduction/preamble 2. Shoulder 3. Elbow 4. Wrist 5. Groin 6. Greater Trochanter 7. Gluteal 8. Knee 9. Ankle 10. Back