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Examination of the Shoulder

The Complete Guide
Author : McFarland
Binding : Mixed media product
Edition : 1
Year : 2006
Illustrations : 375
Pages : 304.00
ISBN : 9781588903716

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With DVD containing narrated footage of examination techniques

The complex structure of the shoulder, with its variable pathological conditions of rotator cuff disease, degenerative joint disease, and Type II SLAP lesions, makes clinical examination and assessment difficult for both new and experienced practitioners. With this text you will gain a full understanding of shoulder anatomy and the principles of physical shoulder examination and the nature and presentation of the pathological processes causing shoulder pain.

This text discusses range of motion measurements, laxity testing, shoulder instability and presents critical analysis of the usefulness and accuracy of examination practices. Thorough and accessible, this text is ideal for all clinicians called upon to perform shoulder exams and interpret findings.

An accompanying DVD contains narrated footage of the examination techniques described in the text for easy comprehension and review. You will also find examples of abnormal findings and biomechanical models demonstrating the complexity of shoulder motion. No orthopedic surgeon, orthopedic resident, physical therapist, athletic trainer, or specialist treating the shoulder should be without this outstanding text and DVD.

This is an excellent text that describes the clinical examination of the shoulder. The text is comprehensive, well illustrated and referenced, and contains excellent tables that summarize past and current research related to shoulder tests and measures. An excellent DVD contains narrated footage of the examination techniques that demonstrates normal and abnormal findings. I strongly recommend this text to healthcare professionals who are directly involved in the clinical evaluation and treatment of patients with shoulder conditions.--Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy The content is well organized and information is presented in a clear and concise manner. The author does a good job of integrating clinical experience with the relevant literature to provide a practical clinical perspective on tests and measures. Physical therapists and occupational therapists who treat this patient population will find this book a worthwhile reference.--Physical TherapyA comprehensive textbook enhanced by the inclusion of a DVD that demonstrates all the tests and examination techniques described. [The book] will certainly make the reader more informed on shoulder pathology and its assessmentA wonderful, complete compendium...Dr. McFarland is a master educator who can make even complex topics easy to understand for his audience...the best single book I have read on...shoulder examination.--Doody's Book Reviews

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