Orthopedic Physical Examination Tests: An Evidence-Based Approach (2e) : 9780132544788

Orthopedic Physical Examination Tests: An Evidence-Based Approach (2e)

Cook, Chad E & Hegedus, Eric J
 
Edition
 
2
ISBN
 
9780132544788
ISBN 10
 
0132544784
Published
 
30/12/2011
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
560
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$127.99
 
 
 
Description

For courses in orthopedics, physical therapy, athletic training, and physical examination, in programs for healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, athletic trainers, physician’s assistants, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.

 

This is the field’s most comprehensive evidence-based guide to clinical tests for orthopedic physical examination. It presents complete explanations and photography visualizing all commonly used physical exam tests for all body regions, including both neurological screening tools and conventional tests. The quality of research supporting each test is assessed using the QUADAS quality instrument, which analyzes the extent to which bias may have influenced diagnostic values. Diagnostic values are reported wherever they exist, and summary “Utility” scores are provided for each test based on the authors’ interpretation of the research and their use of the tests in clinical practice. This edition adds 200 new tests, presents valuable clusters of tests, and contains two entirely new chapters: one on visceral assessment and medical screening, and another on temporomandibular examination.

Table of contents

Foreword by Claude T. Moorman III

Foreword by Kevin E. Wilk

Preface

1. Introduction to Diagnostic Accuracy

2. Physical Examination Tests for Neurological Testing and Screening

3. Physical Examination Tests for Visceral and Medical Screening

4. Physical Examination Tests for the Cervical Spine

5. Physical Examination Tests for the Temporomandibular Joint

6. Physical Examination Tests for the Shoulder Complex

7. Physical Examination Tests for the Elbow and Forearm

8. Physical Examination Tests for the Wrist and Hand

9. Physical Examination Tests for the Thoracic Spine

10. Physical Examination Tests for the Lumbar Spine

11. Physical Examination Tests for the Pelvis and Sacroiliac Joint

12. Physical Examination Tests for the Hip

13. Physical Examination Tests for the Knee

14. Physical Examination Tests for the Lower Leg, Ankle, and Foot

New to this edition

Updated to include more than 200 new tests, and add new chapters on both visceral assessment/medical screening and temporomandibular examination.

 

New! Adds 200 new testsreflecting the most up-to-date and comprehensive literature search

  • Gives students access to information about the latest effective orthopedic tests 

New! Contains new chapters on visceral assessment and medical screening and temporomandibular examination—covering the latest tests in these fields

  • Prepares students to more effectively diagnose a wider variety of conditions

Expanded! Contains greatly expanded coverage of neurological and hip testing—and many other topics throughout

  • Gives students an even more effective single-source resource for orthopedic testing and physical examination 

New! Presents clusters of tests that are typically used in combination—including test clusters for diagnosing lumbar stenosis and labral tears in the shoulder

  • Helps students diagnose more effectively by using tests in combination, as typically performed in practice 

Improved! Reorganized coverage of elbow, wrist, and hand testing—for more effective learning and reference

  • Helps students identify the tests they need more quickly
Features & benefits

For courses in orthopedics, physical therapy, athletic training, and physical examination, in programs for healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, athletic trainers, physician’s assistants, physical therapists, and occupational therapists.

 

This is the field’s most comprehensive evidence-based guide to clinical tests for orthopedic physical examination. It presents complete explanations and photography visualizing all commonly used physical exam tests for all body regions, including both neurological screening tools and conventional tests. The quality of research supporting each test is assessed using the QUADAS quality instrument, which analyzes the extent to which bias may have influenced diagnostic values. Diagnostic values are reported wherever they exist, and summary “Utility” scores are provided for each test based on the authors’ interpretation of the research and their use of the tests in clinical practice. This edition adds 200 new tests, presents valuable clusters of tests, and contains two entirely new chapters: one on visceral assessment and medical screening, and another on temporomandibular examination.

 

Hallmark Features

 

Gives students a single source for evidence-based information on all leading orthopedic examination tests, including special tests. Presents the most comprehensive and accessible collection of test information available.

 

Provides exclusive quality index ratings for each test based on the proven Quality Assessment of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies (QUADAS) instrument. Helps students objectively evaluate the quality of the research each test is based upon, so they can make more evidence-based decisions about which tests to use and how to assess the results. 

 

Reflects the most comprehensive literature review, including reviews of numerous studies for each test. Reduces the chances of misleading recommendations due to sampling bias, operator bias, or poor study design.

 

Estimates the diagnostic value and accuracy of many tests. Includes Diagnostic Value ratings based on Sensitivity, Specificity, Positive Likelihood Ratio (LR+) and Negative Likelihood Ratio (LR-) for tests wherever they exist, and provides diagnostic accuracy scores for many pathoanatomical diagnoses.

 

Organized for maximum ease of access. Tests are listed in each chapter according to pathoanatomical classification, and ordered in a descending fashion, from best to worst, based on their “Utility Scores.”

 

Contains an excellent introduction to the terminology and statistics used in studies. Gives students the insights they need to evaluate tests and their results, and make the most of the evaluations presented in this text.