Merriman's Assessment of the Lower Limb / Edition 3

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ASSESSMENT OF THE LOWER LIMB is the benchmark textbook of lower limb examination and assessment. The third edition preserves the lucidity, logical approach and comprehensive coverage of its predecessors but adds many new exciting features, including an all-new design,new contributors, thorough updating of all chapters - many of which have been completely rewritten - and an entirely new chapter on functional assessment. The DVD provides extensive videos of assessment techniques and illustrations: practitioners with patients and models show how to assess all parts of the lower limb, and evaluate various conditions.

• DVD incorporating videos and illustrations:

• invaluable footage of assessment techniques
• downloadable full-colour figures and extra radiological photographs

• Many new contributors bringing fresh expertise and insights for today’s student
• All chapters thoroughly rewritten and updated
• New chapter on functional assessment
• All-new design
• Case histories help put learning in context

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Martin C. Yorath, DPM (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science)
Description: This book is focused in its entirety on assessment of all aspects of the lower extremity. As the author points out, there are any number of books that deal with specific elements of the lower extremity, but few are as all encompassing in their approach as this one.
Purpose: Although the book does a fine job of providing a comprehensive approach to lower extremity assessment, some areas are weak. For example, the section on the social and medical history is a little too chatty, and would not be sufficient to obtain a comprehensive history and physical examination for presurgical clearance.
Audience: While aimed primarily at podiatrists, and perhaps more specifically those in the U.K., the book will appeal to a broader audience, both medical and nonmedical.
Features: The book is well organized and logically laid out, covering general assessment before physical assessment. Short case studies that show the significance of a specific point raised during assessment are helpful to draw readers' attention. Major points in each chapter are summarized in boxes, and the references are comprehensive and current.
Assessment: This book has few direct competitors. It is not likely to find as much popularity in the U.S., which is given to a broader scope of podiatric practice. However, it will find some popularity with U.S. audiences and, given the amount of new information that has come to light regarding assessment since the book was first published, this third edition is justified.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080451077
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/10/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 584
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Consultant Podiatric Surgeon, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Great Western Hospital, Swindon, UK

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Table of Contents

Part 1. Approaching the patient

*The assessment interview
*The presenting problem
*Health outcome assessment

Part 2. Systems examination

*The medical and social history
*Vascular assessment
*Neurological assessment
*Dermatological assessment
*Footwear assessment
*Musculoskeletal assessment:
A. Orthopaedic assessment of the lower limb
B. Functional assessment

Part 3. Laboratory and hospital investigations

*Methods of analysing gait
*Diagnostic imaging
*Laboratory tests

Part 4. Specific client groups

*Assessment of the paediatric patient
*Assessment of the sports patient
*Assessment of the older person
*The painful foot
*Assessment of the at-risk foot
*Assessment of the surgical patient


*Vascular assessment
*Neurological assessment
(Musculoskeletal assessment
*Diagnostic imaging
*The painful foot
*The at-risk foot
*Image library

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