Musculoskeletal Physical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach



From an interdisciplinary author team now including orthopedic surgeons, PM&R specialists, and primary care and sports medicine experts, the second edition of Musculoskeletal Physical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach educates physicians on how to give the most thorough physical examinations by understanding the “why” behind each type of exam. In-depth coverage of today’s newest tests and techniques keeps you current in practice, and a new section titled “Author’s Preferred Approach” guides you through difficult areas of examination.

  • Provides complete coverage of every musculoskeletal physical examination.
  • Easy-to-use tables summarize and compare the evidence for specificity and sensitivity of each test for each condition.
  • Utilizes over 200 illustrations to clearly depict each test.
  • Includes in-depth coverage of today’s newest tests, including the Thessaly test, Milking test, andBear hug test.
  • Distinguished author team now includes orthopedic surgeons, PM&R specialists, and primary care sports medicine experts.
  • New section titled “Author’s Preferred Approach” guides readers through difficult areas of examination.
  • Thorough updates and revisions made throughout each chapter keep you current in the field.
  • Full-color figures enhance visual clarity.

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227 pages


Elsevier; 2 edition (July 27, 2016)


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