Special Tests for Orthopedic Examination

  • ISBN 9781617119828
  • Author: Konin, Jeff G. | Lebsack, Denise | Valier, Aliso
  • Publ Date: 2015-12-15
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  • Binding: Paperback / softback

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First published more than 20 years ago, Special Tests for Orthopedic Examination, now in its Fourth Edition, continues to follow the authors' initial goals of providing a simple, pocket-sized manual for practical learning purposes.

The Fourth Edition provides critical and invaluable information on the most current and practical special tests used during an orthopedic examination. The efficient user-friendly, spiral-bound format allows for easy access to individualized special tests.

Special Tests for Orthopedic Examination, Fourth Edition includes 160 special tests, 6 of which are new:



Ballottement Test
Gerber's Test (Lift-Off Test)
Painful Arc Sign
Thessaly Test
Quad Active Test
Lelli Test for Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries

Inside Special Tests for Orthopedic Examination Fourth Edition, Jeff G. Konin, Denise Lebsack, Alison R. Snyder Valier, and Jerome A. Isear, Jr. have included a new section on evidence, where the authors have highlighted systematic reviews, meta-analyses, or single articles to address reliability, sensitivity, and specificity of the special tests, where available.

What is new and updated in the Fourth Edition:



Includes a video website that provides visually enhanced dimensional and motion analysis of each special test performed
Includes 160 special tests, 6 of which are new to this edition
Includes information on reliability, sensitivity, and specificity presented in a table format
New evidence section highlight systematic reviews, meta-analyses, or single articles for special tests, where available
New color images for each test
Updated references for all tests

Bonus Material!
Special Tests for Orthopedic Examination, Fourth Edition includes a video website with each new book purchase. This video website offers a unique approach that provides a visually enhanced dimensional and motion analysis of each special test performed. The video segments will help students and clinicians better understand the test motion in order to perform the test accurately during an orthopedic examination.

The simple yet succinct information provided throughout the manual and on the video website will help clinicians make informed decisions during an orthopedic examination, from understanding to performing and evaluating the special tests.

Special Tests for Orthopedic Examination, Fourth Edition will carry on the tradition of past editions as being the premier resource for thousands of students, clinicians, and rehabilitation professionals.
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