Systematic Musculoskeletal Examinations – George V. Lawry

Titulo del libro: Systematic Musculoskeletal Examinations

Autor del libro: George V. Lawry

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Formato de libro: EBook

Date published: 2012

Illustrator: McG – H

ISBN: 978­0071745215

Número de páginas: 302


Systematic Musculoskeletal Examinations
During my third year of Internal Medicine Residency, I encountered a patient with severe, long-standing psoriatic arthritis. After examining him (as best I could) and recording all his deformities (having only a vague idea of how to effectively describe them), I presented him to my attending. After patiently listening to me stumble through my findings, he asked “Geordie, was there any synovitis, any joint swelling?” l was dumbfounded. I had no idea. My Rheumatology fellowship followed shortly thereafter and for the first time I received excellent, systematic instruction in musculoskeletal physical examination techniques that l would build on for the rest of my life.
If you are reading this, you have a book in front of you. As such, it runs the risk of becoming “just another physical examination book.” Physical examination techniques are not intellectual concepts but skills to be developed. As such, they require education of our eyes and hands, not just our brain. As with any activity involving our eyes and hands, increasing skill development only occurs with practice.

My intention is that Systematic Musculoskeletal Examinations© meet three key requirements:
l) To develop a set of user-friendly, efficient, practical, and reproducibly effective basic examinations which can be readily integrated into the time demands of a busy outpatient practice.
2) To make effective use of on-demand, multimedia instruction to amplify and clarify static images on a printed page.
3) To provide learners a useful frame work for further skill development in musculoskeletal examination techniques for the rest of their careers.

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  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: The Screening Musculoskeletal Examination
  • Chapter 3: The General Musculoskeletal Examination
  • Chapter 4: The Regional Musculoskeletal Examination of the Shoulder
  • Chapter 5: The Regional Musculoskeletal Examination of the Knee
  • Chapter 6: The Regional Musculoskeletal Examination of the Neck
  • Chapter 7: The Regional Musculoskeletal Examination of the Low Back
  • Suggested References
  • Index

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