Systematic Musculoskeletal Examinations by George V. LawrySystematic Musculoskeletal Examinations by George V. Lawry

Systematic Musculoskeletal Examinations

byGeorge V. Lawry, The University of Iowa Research Foundation

Paperback | October 12, 2011

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A thorough introductory guide to the techniques of the musculoskeletal examination

Systematic Musculoskeletal Examinations is a clear, step-by-step learning text and atlas designed to teach essential and foundational skills of musculoskeletal physical assessment. Utilizing concise, easy-to-follow text and hundreds of outstanding photographs, this is an important resource for students, residents in training, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and practicing physicians seeking an organized approach to performing practical, problem-focused musculoskeletal physical examinations.

Systematic Musculoskeletal Examinations presents a 3-part learning system:
1. Screening Musculoskeletal Examination (SMSE): rapid assessment of structure and function
2. General Musculoskeletal Examination (GMSE): comprehensive assessment of joint inflammation and arthritis
3. Regional Musculoskeletal Examination (RMSE): focused assessments of structure and function combined with special testing of the shoulder, knee, and neck and low back

Each chapter is similarly organized to include: Introduction, Clinical Utility and Objectives; Essential Concepts and Clinical History; Overview and Component Parts of the Examination; a Practice Checklist, and brief descriptions of Common Clinical Problems. Superb photographs support the text and enhance the learning process.

Author Profile George V. Lawry, MD Chief, Division of Rheumatology University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA
Title:Systematic Musculoskeletal ExaminationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.3 × 7.4 × 0.55 inPublished:October 12, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071745211

ISBN - 13:9780071745215

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. The Screening Musculoskeletal Examination

Chapter 3. The General Musculoskeletal Examination

Chapter 4. The Regional Musculoskeletal Examination of the Shoulder

Chapter 5. The Regional Musculoskeletal Examination of the Knee

Chapter 6. The Regional Musculoskeletal Examination of the Neck

Chapter 7. The Regional Musculoskeletal Examination of the Low Back

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