Название: Orthopaedic Clinical Examination: An Evidence Based Approach for Physical Therapists
Автор: Joshua Cleland
Издательство: Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier
Формат: rar/CHM + 5%
Размер: 61,59 mb
The purpose of Orthopaedic Clinical Examination: An Examination-Based Approach for Physical Therapists is two fold: (1) to serve as a supplement in musculoskeletal evaluation courses in an academic setting, and (2) to provide a quick, user-friendly guide and reference for clinicians who wish to locate evidence related to the diagnostic usefulness of commonly used tests and measures. The first two chapters are intended to introduce the reader to the essential concepts underlying evidence-based practice, including the statistical methods it employs and a critical analysis of research articles. The remainder of the book consists of chapters devoted to body regions. Each chapter begins with a review of the relevant osteology, arthrology, myology, and neurology, and each is liberally illustrated with images by the well-known medical artist, Frank H. Netter, MD. The second portion of each chapter provides data specifically related to the reliability of the historical and physical components of the clinical examination. The remainder is devoted to comprehensive evidence tables that provide information related to the diagnostic accuracy of specific tests and measures that have been investigated- in controlled studies; information on each test's sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios is provided. In addition, each evidence table provides the reader with an easy-to-follow guide to the performance and scoring of every test and measure. Tables also contain information regarding the patient population and the reference standard that was used in the corresponding study, along with an overview of the study results and their applicability to the clinician's environment.