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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
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.
Good book, but more color pics would have been nice for the price.Published 2 months ago by Colleen Tepen
I'm a student FNP and this book is extremely helpful! It lists differential diagnoses and has pictures of the various exams that help you rule in/out particular diagnoses. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Vidster
This book has excellent pictures and descriptions. Not for a novice reader. It is expensive for a paperback, but the information is very accurate and useful.Published 15 months ago by Noreen Watson
As of 12/7/11, the description on the website is wrong when you order from Amazon. The book shown has wonderful color photographs and is published by Humana Press (shown on the... Read morePublished on December 7, 2011 by Charlie P
I find the content quite superficial and incomplete. For example the chapter on shoulder pain does not make a distinction between intrinsic and extrinsic shoulder pain. Read morePublished on April 8, 2011 by Marcin Matuszkiewicz
Excellent book - very helpful to me, as I just started a new job in pain management. Essential for diagnosis of musculoskeletal causes of pain, as it explains relevant physical... Read morePublished on September 19, 2010 by Otto
This is a superficial guide to the musculoskeletal exam. It accomplishes its task of being a basic overview, but really lacks the depth that should be expected for anyone doing a... Read morePublished on May 14, 2010 by Doc Denver
Great book to carry for daily usage! Especially a help for those who are in Ortho and Occ Med! Quick and easy to read! Really a plus with the "Ortho notes" booklet! A great buy!Published on December 12, 2009 by J. Guy
A little more focused on neuro than would have thought, but that's ok as I carry it in my pocket at our sports med clinic. Read morePublished on November 22, 2008 by R. P. Nielson