Assessment of the Lower Limb / Edition 1

Assessment of the Lower Limb / Edition 1

by Linda M. Merriman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0443050309

ISBN-13: 9780443050305

Pub. Date: 08/14/1995

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

This comprehensive guide to the examination and assessment of the foot and lower limb will appeal to any practitioner with an interest in this part of the body. It thoroughly reviews the stages essential to accurate diagnosis, including descriptions of differential diagnosis and common pathologies. Highly illustrated with consistently presented information

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This comprehensive guide to the examination and assessment of the foot and lower limb will appeal to any practitioner with an interest in this part of the body. It thoroughly reviews the stages essential to accurate diagnosis, including descriptions of differential diagnosis and common pathologies. Highly illustrated with consistently presented information throughout, Assessment of the Lower Limb also examines the unique aspects of specific populations such as children, the elderly, and athletes.

• Features a wealth of illustrations, including line diagrams, photographs, and color plates.
• Presents information in a logical manner imitating the clinical reasoning process.
• Each chapter can stand on its own for independent reading of the topic covered.
• Case studies are included to illustrate theories, and the text is fully referenced to encourage further research.

• Features a thorough re-write of previous edition by new contributors to the chapters on Methods of Analyzing Gait, Assessment of the Skin and Its Appendages, The Sports Patient, and Assessment of the At-Risk Foot.
• Includes entirely new chapters on Assessment of the Elderly and Pre- and Post-Operative Assessment.
• Offers new information on epidemiology, assessment technology, new techniques in neurological assessment, assessment of wear patterns on footwear, as well as new imaging techniques.
• A new co-author and a new team of contributors combine their expertise to present the very latest clinical information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780443050305
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
08/14/1995
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
437
Product dimensions:
10.24(w) x 1.18(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Pt. 1Approaching the patient1
1Assessment3
2The assessment interview11
3The presenting problem29
4Clinical measurement37
Pt. 2Systems examination55
5The medical and social history57
6Vascular assessment79
7Neurological assessment113
8Orthopaedic assessment157
9Assessment of the skin and its appendages213
10Footwear assessment245
Pt. 3Laboratory and hospital investigations267
11Radiographic assessment269
12Methods of analysing gait303
13Laboratory tests319
Pt. 4Specific client groups339
14The paediatric patient341
15Assessment of the sports patient373
16The painful foot397
17The at-risk foot427
18Assessment of the elderly451
19Pre- and postoperative assessment469
Index485

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