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Pocket Guide to Musculoskeletal Diagnosis (Musculoskeletal Medicine) Paperback – September 8, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1588296740 ISBN-10: 1588296741 Edition: 1st ed. 2006. Corr. 3rd printing 2009

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Product Details

  • Series: Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: Humana Press; 1st ed. 2006. Corr. 3rd printing 2009 edition (September 8, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1588296741
  • ISBN-13: 978-1588296740
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #458,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Foreword...

"This guide is one I will recommend and suggest to not only young physicians in training, but also to my peers and colleagues." -Robert S. Gotlin, DO, Beth Israel Medical Center

"...provides many valuable feature for practitioners treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system." -Canadian Family Physician

 

From the Back Cover

Although musculoskeletal problems are the second most common reason to visit a doctor, many physicians feel uncomfortable when confronted with such problems as "shoulder pain," "knee pain," and "foot pain." In Pocket Guide to Musculoskeletal Diagnosis, practicing physical medicine and rehabilitation physician Grant Cooper, MD, provides a concise step-by-step approach to confidently establishing a working clinical diagnosis and finding appropriate treatment options for the most common musculoskeletal ailments. Organized by body region and written with superb clarity, this compact guide details the important questions to ask in history taking, the physical examination maneuvers appropriate for each pathology, the possible explanations and additional tests needed to diagnose the condition, and the most up-to-date treatment options available. The author offers clear explanations why each step in the history and physical examination is performed and discusses the basic pathophysiological processes involved. The ailments covered include neck and shooting arm pain; shoulder pain; elbow pain; wrist and hand pain; low back, hip, and shooting leg pain; knee pain; ankle pain; and foot pain. Numerous high-quality photographs illustrate the correct hands-on methods for physical examination of the patient.

Comprehensive yet concise, the Pocket Guide to Musculoskeletal Diagnosis offers all orthopedists, physiatrists, family physicians, internists, and physical therapists a step-by-step approach to taking a history and performing a targeted physical examination for musculoskeletal problems, as well as their confident management.


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The history taking and treatments sections are also good.
Tom
I have read it twice and find it easy to understand and very useful.
Zach
This is a helpful book that fits in my white coat pocket.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Boston Bones on June 20, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book helped me focus my musculoskeletal exam and make it more effecient. It's a first rate book that ortho docs and GPs alike would benefit from using. GPs and ortho/pm&r/neuro residents may particuarly like the diagnostic work up and treatment sections, which most exam books don't have. I was turned onto this book by a colleague and I'm very grateful that I was. Not many people seem to be using it yet, and I hadn't heard of it, but it's a good find. Other books for musculoskeletal exam that are worth getting are Magee's Orthopedic Physical Assessment (which is a larger book written by a PT that could be used as a reference for various physical exam maneuvers) and, of course, Hoppenfeld's Physical Exam book. Hoppenfeld still sets the standard when it comes to anatomy and biomechanical review, which he weaves nicely into his physical exam.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By r.c on February 7, 2006
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This is the sort of book that I have been looking to use for years. It's an easy read. Very sensible. The pictures are first rate and make the physical exam easy to follow. It tells you what tests to order and what treatments are available. I also really appreciated the section explaining the differences between referred pain and radicular pain.
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By A reader on February 7, 2006
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This is a helpful book that fits in my white coat pocket. It's an excellent resource to have close at hand when seeing patients with musculoskeletal problems. I refer to it to remind myself of certain physical examination techniques, and also at times to review treatment algorithms The pictures are incredible and the explanations of the exams are clear and detailed without being too cumbersome or hard to read quickly. Anyone treating patients with sports injuries, back pain, or joint problems could benefit from this book. It has the information of the bigger books but the presentation is clearer and more practical so that you can actually use it.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By EJ (Atlanta, GA) on May 6, 2006
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I agree with some of the previous reviewer's remarks. I just got this book and found a few inaccuracies. However, I think overall it is a great resource to have for my rotations. It's easy to access the information I need. All the pictures of the tests are easy to follow and the written descriptions make it very clear to use even in between patients. I wouldn't make it my only physical exam book, but it's definitely one I prefer.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Tom on February 15, 2006
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This is the best physical exam book around for musculoskeletal/sports medicine complaints. The material is useful and easy to find. Each examination is given a full explanation. The history taking and treatments sections are also good.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Ortho resident on January 31, 2006
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I have read a lot of history and physical exam for musculoskeletal patients and this is by far my favorite. It's practical and easy to read and use. I wish I had it during medical school but I use it now during residency.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Zach on January 27, 2006
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This is a terrific, articulate review of the approach to the musculoskeletal patient. Concise yet comprehensive. I have read it twice and find it easy to understand and very useful. Sort of like Hoppenfeld, but in my view better. The pictures are beautiful and make the exam easy to follow. In my opinion, anyone treating patients with musculoskeletal problems should read it.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By JB on February 3, 2006
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I just heard about this book. One person in my class started using it and now we all read it. The pictures are amazing.
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