Publish Date: 2006
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The author offers clear explanations why each step in the history and physical examination is performed and discusses the basic pathophysiological processes involved. The ailments covered include neck and shooting arm pain; shoulder pain; elbow pain; wrist and hand pain; low back, hip, and shooting leg pain; knee pain; ankle pain; and foot pain. Numerous high-quality photographs illustrate the correct hands-on methods for physical examination of the patient. Comprehensive yet concise, the Pocket Guide to Musculoskeletal Diagnosis offers all orthopedists, physiatrists, family physicians, internists, and physical therapists a step-by-step approach to taking a history and performing a targeted physical examination for musculoskeletal problems, as well as their confident management.