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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Gordon Riddle, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS (North Hills Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy)
Description: This is a well justified fourth edition that provides updates and new information in the management of patients with common musculoskeletal disorders. The previous edition was published in 1996.
Purpose: This book was written to provide an update of current concepts of many musculoskeletal disorders often observed in a clinical setting. The authors have done a good job of reorganizing the text and providing quality updates.
Audience: Practitioners and students interested and specializing in orthopedics and the musculoskeletal system are the intended audience. The authors provide high quality, credible information.
Features: This edition includes four new chapters and reorganizes the information to be more user friendly. It also has 600 new photographs, more illustrations, and highlights proper treatment techniques of common musculoskeletal disorders seen in clinical practice.
Assessment: This book provides quality information comparable to other texts in the field (Brotzman and Wilk, Clinical Orthopaedic Rehabilitaion, 2nd edition (Mosby, 2003), and Donatelli and Wodden, Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, 3rd edition (Saunders, 2001)). It offers excellent complementary information and serves as a reference for professionals examining, evaluating, and treating patients with musculoskeletal disorders. The updates justify replacing the previous edition.