Special Tests in Musculoskeletal Examination: An Evidence-based Guide for Clinicians

Special Tests in Musculoskeletal Examination: An Evidence-based Guide for Clinicians

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By (author) Paul Martin Hattam, By (author) Alison Smeatham

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  • Format: Paperback | 292 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 186mm x 14mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 15 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0702030252
  • ISBN 13: 9780702030253
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: Approx. 184 illustrations (47 in full color)
  • Sales rank: 46,046

Product description

The proliferation of special tests used in musculoskeletal examination has left the clinician with a vast array of physical tests at their disposal. "Special Tests in Musculoskeletal Examination" is a handy one-stop guide with over 150 peripheral tests. The clinical context and evidence base is thoroughly explored and the addition of clinical tips and expert opinion will enable the clinician to select the most appropriate tests and interpret the results meaningfully.

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"The authors have succeeded in creating a very readable, well set out and comprehensive work that makes sense of the bewildering number of clinical examination tests used in everyday practice. This book is a great resource for all clinicians involved in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal conditions." Peter Schranz FRCS Orth Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon "These two highly respected clinicians have created a really clear and concise book that houses the many extra tests used in this area of medicine and importantly, have analyzed the relevance of each one in the context of modern day, evidence based practice." Dr Bryan English, MB, ChB, DO, Dip Sports Med, FFSEM?Chief Medical Officer, Chelsea Football Club "This book is an excellent resource for all clinicians wishing to advance their examination and interpretative skills, particularly for those training or working in a specialist musculoskeletal role." Suzie Durrell, MSc MMACP MCSP Consultant Physiotherapist "I know that there are some incredibly clever physiotherapists who not only know all the MSK tests, but also how to perform them accursately and even remember their names. Those people need read no further but the rest of us mere mortals will find this little gem of a book really useful...Having read it from cover to cover it will now sit on my desk so that I can dip into it whenever I need to and I will think 'well done Paul Hattam and Alison Smeatham.' " Lin Connor MCSP, InTouch, The Journal for Physiotherapists in Private Practice, Autumn 2011.

Table of contents

1 Introduction 2 Shoulder 3 Elbow 4 Wrist & hand 5 Hip 6 Knee 7 Ankle & foot