Dutton's Orthopaedic Examination Evaluation and Intervention, Third Edition [NOOK Book]


A complete evidence-based textbook and reference for physical therapy students and practitioners

Dutton’s Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention provides you with a systematic, logical approach to the evaluation and intervention of the orthopedic patient. Comprehensive and up-to-date, ...

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A complete evidence-based textbook and reference for physical therapy students and practitioners

Dutton’s Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention provides you with a systematic, logical approach to the evaluation and intervention of the orthopedic patient. Comprehensive and up-to-date, Dutton’s strikes the perfect balance in its coverage of examination and treatment.

For any intervention to be successful, an accurate diagnosis must be followed by a carefully planned and specific rehabilitation program to both the affected area and its related structure. This approach must take into consideration the structure involved and the stage of healing. Dutton’s Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention emphasizes the appropriate use of manual techniques and therapeutic exercise based on these considerations. The correct applications of electrotherapeutic and thermal modalities are outlined throughout as adjuncts to the rehabilitative process.

The content reflects the consistent, unified voice of a single author – a prominent practicing therapist who delivers step-by-step guidance on the examination of each joint and region. This in-depth coverage leads you logically through systems review and differential diagnosis, aided by decision-making algorithms.


  • NEW full-color illustrations of anatomy and treatment and evaluation procedures

  • Review Q&A for each chapter

  • Companion DVD includes 500 illustrative video clips

  • Chapters updated to reflect the latest research and treatment techniques
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071745406
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 4/13/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1496
  • Sales rank: 1,333,260
  • File size: 156 MB
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Meet the Author

Mark Dutton, PT
Allegheny General Hospital
West Penn Allegheny Health System
Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Duquesne University
School of Health Sciences
Pittsburgh, PA

Mark Dutton is a practicing Physical Therapist at West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh, and an Adjunct Professor at Duquesne University. In addition to writing several books for McGraw-Hill, he is also the Editor-In-Chief of the AccessPhysiotherapy, launched in March, 2010.

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Table of Contents

1. The Musculoskeletal System
2. Tissue Behavior, Injury, Healing, and Treatment
3. The Nervous System

4. Patient/Client Management
5. Differential Diagnosis
6. Gait and Posture Analysis
7. Imaging Studied in Orthopaedics

8. The Intervention
9. Pharmacology for the Orthopaedic Physical Therapist
10. Manual Techniques
11. Neurodynamic Mobility and Mobilizations
12. Improving Muscle Performance
13. Improving Range of Motion and Flexibility
14. Improving Neuromuscular Control
15. Improving Cardiovascular Endurance

SECTION IV: The Extremities
16. The Shoulder
17. Elbow
18. The Forearm, Wrist, and Hand
19. Hip
20. The Knee
21. The Ankle and Foot

22. Vertebral Column
23. The Craniovertebral Region
24. Vertebral Artery
25. The Cervical Spine
26. The Temporomandibular Joint
27. The Thoracic Spine
28. Lumbar Spine
29. The Sacroiliac Joint

30. Special Populations
Solutions for Review Questions

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012


    This is a very large book but has lots of great information for the soon-to-be physical therapists out there.

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