Netter's Orthopaedic Clinical Examination: An Evidence-Based Approach, by Joshua Cleland and Shane Koppenhaver, helps you apply best practices to get the most clinically significant information from each physical examination. Classic Netter artwork and anatomy/biomechanics tables provide a handy anatomy and pathophysiology overview, while an evidence-based approach helps you focus on the examination techniques, tests, and measures that have been proven to yield the most meaningful diagnostic findings.
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A "Summary and Recommendations" table in each chapter helps you review the available clinical evidence at a glance.
An assessment of study quality (QUADAS) appendix and icons identifying study quality draw your attention to top quality studies and help you understand why some studies were included and others omitted.
A scale added to reliability tables makes it easy to focus on approaches and tests with the highest reliability.
A concise tabular approach to terminology and statistics makes terms and equations easier to understand.
Information has been organized to parallel the structure of a clinical orthopedic examination.
Evidence-based information allows you to evaluate the effectiveness of the clinical tests available and review recent studies quickly to determine which test will best predict a specific diagnosis.
Netter images and discussions of anatomy and biomechanics enhance your understanding of the orthopedic anatomy and pathology of each joint.
By Joshua Cleland, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT , Professor of Manual Therapy, Franklin Pierce College, Concord, New Hampshire, USA; Shane Koppenhaver, PT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT, LTC, SP, Director of Research & Associate Professor, US Army, Baylor University Doctoral Physical Therapy Program and Jonathan Su, PT, DPT, LMT, CSCS, Brigade Physical Therapist, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division
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