- Author : Steven D. Waldman
- Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
- Release Date : 2015-10-23
- Genre: Musculoskeletal system
- Pages : 385
- ISBN 10 : 9780323377485
Physical Diagnosis of Pain Excerpt :
2016 BMA Medical Book Awards First Prize in Anesthesia! Still the only atlas available devoted to the physical diagnosis of pain, this highly practical guide mirrors the clinician's approach to pain evaluation: focusing on "what is it" rather than "where is it." Through concise text, high-quality illustrations, and real-time videos, internationally recognized pain expert Dr. Steven Waldman provides clear, how-to methods for evaluating and diagnosing more than 240 pain-related conditions through their physical signs. Comprehensive and lavishly illustrated, this essential atlas is a must-have resource for all practitioners and trainees that encounter patients with pain. Provides essential physical examination techniques for the full range of pain-related conditions in the cervical spine, shoulder, elbow, forearm, wrist and hand, chest wall, thorax and thoracic spine, lumbar spine, abdominal wall and pelvis, hip, knee, ankle and foot. Each chapter follows the same concise format for ease of use and quick reference: anatomy, inspection, palpation, and range of motion, followed by relevant special tests. Includes 20 brand-new procedures such as the Sharp Purser Test for atlanto-axial joint instability; the Crank Test for tears of the glenoid labrum; the Chair Lift Test for tennis elbow; the Stork Test for sacroiliac joint pain; the Fulcrum Test for stress fractures of the femur; the Mulder Sign for Morton's neuroma, and many more. Provides exceptional visual guidance via hundreds of high-quality radiographic images, clinical photos, and color line drawings -- many NEW to this edition. Includes real-time videos of Dr. Waldman and his staff demonstrating key physical examination techniques, helping you increase your expertise and reach an accurate diagnosis.