Understanding Joints: A Practical Guide to Joint Function

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Understanding Joints is an introductory text for students of physiotherapy, osteopathy and other subjects related to orthopaedics and manual medicine. The book is designed to give readers an understanding and awareness of how the main joints in the body work. The text is highly illustrated and a range of study tasks is included to encourage learning by discovery. Where appropriate, clinical notes are included at an introductory level which help link learning to clinical ...
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Understanding Joints is an introductory text for students of physiotherapy, osteopathy and other subjects related to orthopaedics and manual medicine. The book is designed to give readers an understanding and awareness of how the main joints in the body work. The text is highly illustrated and a range of study tasks is included to encourage learning by discovery. Where appropriate, clinical notes are included at an introductory level which help link learning to clinical practice.
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This companion volume to the author's , an introductory text for students of physiotherapy, osteopathy, and orthopedics, follows the same format as its predecessor. After a brief introduction to the general topic, separate chapters are devoted to the major joint groups, with much attention paid to the various parts of the vertebral system. Also included are chapters on the pelvis, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle, and foot joints. Black and white illustrations are provided throughout the text. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748753994
  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes Limited
  • Publication date: 7/14/2000
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1 Introduction: how to use this book 1
2 Anatomical terminology and movements 4
3 Introduction to joints 7
4 The structure of the vertebral column: an introduction 23
5 The cervical spine 30
6 The respiratory mechanism and the thoracic spine 46
7 The lumbar spine 63
8 The vertebral junction areas 79
9 The pelvis and sacro-iliac joints 89
10 The shoulder 99
11 The elbow 117
12 The wrist 126
13 The hand 136
14 The hip 148
15 The knee 163
16 The ankle 183
17 The foot 190
18 The temporomandibular joints 208
Glossary of term and abbreviations 216
References 229
Index 235
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