The Illustrated Guide to Functional Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System / Edition 1

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While clinicians today are trained in gross musculoskeletal anatomy, solid clinical evaluations demand a thorough knowledge of functional anatomy as well. The Illustrated Guide to Functional Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System provides the groundwork you need to truly understand musculoskeletal function, the basis of all biomechanics. This outstanding guide will give you an important base knowledge of normal musculoskeletal function and how deviations are caused, helping you determine the most appropriate clinical diagnoses and treatments for your patients. Combining easy-to-read text with numerous quick-reference tables and clear illustrations, The Illustrated Guide to Functional Anatomy of the Musculoskeletal System logically covers both regional and systemic function. Chapters are organized by each segment of the musculoskeletal system for easy reference, presenting anatomical material that analyzes everyday activities and associated movements. Informative illustrations further deepen your knowledge of each musculoskeletal segment's function and how to clinically diagnose impairment. For years, clinical understanding of impaired function has been based on neuromuscular dysfunction with resultant pain. The Guide now helps you examine impaired neuromusculoskeletal activity more meaningfully by grounding it in functional anatomy. This is an outstanding primer for medical clinicians, medical students, residents, reimbursement coding staff, and other musculoskeletal allied health disciplines. Containing over 400 art pieces, this highly illustrated text is a primer for the medical clinician that logically blends regional and systemic coverage of anatomy for a complete overview of the subject. Features an easy-to-read narrative style combined with numerous illustrations that support the text. Functional and clinical information correlates with anatomical material that offers analyses of everyday activities and associated movem

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579474089
  • Publisher: AMA Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

About the Author
1 Concepts of Functional Anatomy 1
Patterns 3
Musculoskeletal Function 4
Muscular Tone 4
Muscle Contraction 8
Collagen 15
Articulations 16
2 Functional Anatomy of the Lumbosacral Spine 27
Structure and Function of the Spine 27
Posterior Spinal Elements 43
Role of Muscles in the Activated Spine 47
Lumbosacral Rhythm 54
Ligaments in Spinal Function 56
Functional Anatomy of Discogenic Disease 71
Neurological System of the Lumbar Spine 74
3 Functional Anatomy of the Cervical Spine 85
Upper Cervical Complex 85
Lower Cervical Complex 94
Kinetic Cervical Spine 100
Function of the Uncinate Processes and Luschka Joints 102
Innervation of the Upper Cervical Segment 106
Musculature of the Cervical Spine 109
4 Functional Anatomy of the Shoulder 113
Scapulocostal Joint 113
The Glenohumeral Joint 122
Scapulohumeral Rhythm 136
Bicipital Mechanism of Glenohumeral Action 138
Thoracic Outlet 141
Functional Anatomy of Painful Syndromes 143
5 Functional Anatomy of the Elbow, Wrist, Hand, and Fingers 145
The Elbow 145
The Wrist 152
The Hand and Fingers 165
Extrinsic Muscle-Tendinous Control 172
Intrinsic Muscles 174
Extensor Digital Mechanisms 179
Retinacular Ligaments 182
Intrinsic Muscles of the Thenar and Hypothenar Groups 184
Nerve Control of the Hand 188
Functional Anatomy of Frequent Painful Syndromes of the Hand 191
6 Functional Anatomy of the Knee 193
Femoral-Tibial Articulation 193
The Patellar-Femoral Joint 207
The Femoral-Tibial and Patellar-Femoral Joints 208
Ligamentous Control of Flexion-Extension 209
Collateral Ligaments During Flexion-Extension 211
Muscular Action on Knee-Joint Motion 216
Posterior Thigh-Knee Muscles 225
The Knee Joint in Normal Gait 231
The Knee in Stair Climbing and Descent 234
Knee Deformities 235
7 Functional Anatomy of the Hip Joint 237
Hip Range of Motion 240
Muscles of the Hip Joint 242
Femoral Triangle 248
The Hip in Gait 249
8 Functional Anatomy of the Foot and Ankle 251
The Ankle Joint 251
Bones and Joints of the Foot 256
Arches of the Food 267
Metatarsophalangeal Joints 273
Tendon Attachments to Toes 275
Muscles of the Foot 275
Nerve Supply of the Foot 285
Blood Supply of the Foot 289
The Foot in Normal Gait 291
Index 297
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