From the authors of the bestselling Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade, here is the concise "how-to" guide on conducting diagnostic spine exams. The text begins with athorough review of the fundamentals, including basic anatomy and neurology, and goes on to systematically outline tests for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. It is an idealresource for both beginners and practicing physicians.
Key features include:
- Nearly 200 line drawingsthatillustrate motor, sensory, reflex, and range-of-motionexams
- Includesspecialtestsforscoliosis and otherspinedisorders to expandyourscope of diagnosticprocedures
- Succinct and easy-to-understanddescriptionsforeasymastery of concepts
- Well-organizedby cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacralsections to streamlinelocalization of specificexams
This straightforward pictorial aid is the perfect companion for spine surgeons, orthopedists, chiropractors, and neurosurgeons, as well as an ideal orientation for residents. Fromcritical anatomy to step-by-step instructional guidelines, it will enhance your examination skills and refresh your understanding of the frequently performed spinal test.