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: An evidence-based guide for clinicians pdf 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.
- Step-by-step description for each test
- Clear photographic illustrations
- ‘At a glance’ presentation of the background evidence
- Detailed clinical context
- Comprehensive referencing of orthopaedic special tests
- Clinical tips
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This book is one of the most widely used books by specialists for learning and teaching newer examinations to their students for a better diagnosis of the pathology. We all know the basic steps in all the physical examinations be it of the GIT, General Physical or Respiratory. This Special Tests in Musculoskeletal Examination: An evidence-based guide for clinicians PDF has included in it some extra examinations that need to be learned only when you have mastered the basics and will guide your path toward more specific pathologies in the patient. Must read. Download now.
“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.
Paul is a physiotherapist based in private practice in Sheffield, UK. He has many years of clinical experience having also worked in the NHS in an advanced practitioner role. He completed his MSc in 2002 having studied the effectiveness of orthopaedic triage by physiotherapists.
The uncertainty surrounding some aspects of clinical examination led him to explore this further, and with co-author Alison Smeatham, the resulting book ‘Special Tests – an evidence-based guide for clinicians’, was published by Elsevier in 2010. He retains a keen interest in advanced practice and is Module Co-ordinator for the Society’s Injection Therapy and Special Tests modules.
Table of Contents
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4 Wrist & hand
7 Ankle & foot
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