This is the field’s most comprehensive evidence-based guide to clinical tests for orthopedic physical examination. ORTHOPEDIC PHYSICAL EXAMINATION TESTS: AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH, 2/e 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.
This book gets straight to the point and pours over numerous conditions and what examination or cluster of examination techniques have been proven to test what they are supposed to test. Many of the best evidence based examination tests shown in this book unfortunately are probably hardly ever used. I look forward to using this book from now on.
This book is designed as a reference tool assimilating current research supporting or negating physical examination tests commonly used during the examination/evaluation process. This book not only lists the examination, but utilizes the QUADAS tool to assess the bias inherent within the research of these diagnostic tests. After using this book as a reference tool in my orthopedic residency, it became more clear to me why special tests have limited value in the diagnostic process without considering the whole person and the unique presentation of the individual. This is not a textbook for “evaluation” in the context of the whole person but serves it’s role as a reference tool very well.
This has everything you could possible want to know when it comes to manual testing. It has tests, directions, pictures, and even the efficacy of the tests. Get this as a companion to the Orthopedic Manual Therapy book also by Cook.
Excellent book. Easy to understand and to navigate through various sections of the book. I highly recommend purchasing this book!
Product Details :
- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (January 9, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0132544784
- ISBN-13: 978-0132544788
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.3 x 10.6 inches