Orthopedic Clinical Examination With Web Resource is an evidence-based guide on the process of conducting tests and making diagnoses, providing readers with fundamental knowledge for performing orthopedic evaluations and diagnosing conditions.
The text takes a structured approach which presents specific components of the examination in the same sequence, ensuring repetition and improved consistency in learning.
Screenings are used early in the examination sequence not only to determine the appropriateness of performing an orthopedic examination but also to rule out other potential pain generators and thereby narrow the focus of the examination.
Orthopedic Clinical Examination emphasizes evidence-based practice and both treatment-based and pathological-based diagnostic styles are covered in detail, allowing readers to gain a thorough understanding of both approaches.
Chapter 1. Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 2. Nervous System and Pain
Chapter 3. Tissue Injury and Healing
Chapter 4. Evidence-Based Practice and Client Examination
Chapter 5. Client Interview and Observation
Chapter 6. Triage and Differential Diagnosis
Chapter 7. Orthopedic Screening and Nervous System Examination
Chapter 8. Range of Motion Assessment
Chapter 9. Muscle Performance and Neuromuscular Control
Chapter 10. Special Tests
Chapter 11. Palpation
Chapter 12. Physical Performance Measures
Chapter 13. Gait
Chapter 14. Posture
Chapter 15. Face and Head
Chapter 16. Temporomandibular Joint
Chapter 17. Cervical Spine
Chapter 18. Thoracic Spine
Chapter 19. Lumbar Spine
Chapter 20. Sacroiliac Joint and Pelvic Girdle
Chapter 21. Shoulder
Chapter 22. Elbow and Forearm
Chapter 23. Wrist and Hand
Chapter 24. Hip
Chapter 25. Knee
Chapter 26. Lower Leg, Ankle, and Foot
Chapter 27. Emergency Sport Examination
Chapter 28. Geriatric Examination
Chapter 29. Pediatric Examination
Michael P. Reiman is an assistant professor of physical therapy at Duke University Medical Center. As a clinician, Reiman has more than 20 years of experience assessing, rehabilitating, and training athletes and clients. He has presented on orthopedic assessment and treatment methods at US and international conferences and actively participates in research.