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Orthopedic Physical Assessment by Magee
The goal of this New Edition is to provide students and clinicians with a systematic approach to performing a neuromusculoskeletal assessment and to understand the reason for the various aspects of the assessment.
Every joint of the body is covered as well as chapters on specific areas such as principles of assessment, head and face, gait, posture, emergency care and preparticipation evaluation.
- Principles of assessment: gives the student an understanding of not only what to do but why to do it.
- Helps with patient history: gives examples of questions to ask and what the responses might mean Includes detailed guidelines for observation
- Detailed notes on examination of the patient - from how to perform and modify examinations to fit specific needs, to movements, to functional tests and how to palpate different structures Includes case studies so that students can begin to develop their skills in differential diagnosis
- Looks at Head and Face injuries
- Helps with determining normal and abnormal gait and posture
- The many photographs and line drawings give a clearer understanding of methods of movements, tests and causes of pathology
- Easy to use and to revise from: important points are highlighted.
Therapist Recommends: Very complete reference for the therapeutic practice.