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A Doody's Core Title for 2015. A complete evidence-based textbook and reference for physical therapy students and practitioners Dutton's Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention provides you with a systematic, logical approach to the evaluation and intervention of the orthopedic patient. Comprehensive and up-to-date, Dutton's strikes the perfect balance in its coverage of examination and treatment. For any intervention to be successful, an accurate diagnosis must be followed by a carefully planned and specific rehabilitation program to both the affected area and its related structure. This approach must take into consideration the structure involved and the stage of healing. Dutton's Orthopaedic Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention emphasizes the appropriate use of manual techniques and therapeutic exercise based on these considerations. The correct applications of electrotherapeutic and thermal modalities are outlined throughout as adjuncts to the rehabilitative process. The content reflects the consistent, unified voice of a single author - a prominent practicing therapist who delivers step-by-step guidance on the examination of each joint and region. This in-depth coverage leads you logically through systems review and differential diagnosis, aided by decision-making algorithms. Features: new full-color illustrations of anatomy and treatment and evaluation procedures; review Q&A for each chapter; companion DVD includes 500 illustrative video clips; and, chapters updated to reflect the latest research and treatment techniques.
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Table of Contents

SECTION I: ANATOMY 1. The Musculoskeletal System 2. Tissue Behavior, Injury, Healing, and Treatment 3. The Nervous System SECTION II: EXAMINATION AND EVALUATION 4. Patient/Client Management 5. Differential Diagnosis 6. Gait and Posture Analysis 7. Imaging Studied in Orthopaedics SECTION III: INTERVENTION 8. The Intervention 9. Pharmacology for the Orthopaedic Physical Therapist 10. Manual Techniques 11. Neurodynamic Mobility and Mobilizations 12. Improving Muscle Performance 13. Improving Range of Motion and Flexibility 14. Improving Neuromuscular Control 15. Improving Cardiovascular Endurance SECTION IV: The Extremities 16. The Shoulder 17. Elbow 18. The Forearm, Wrist, and Hand 19. Hip 20. The Knee 21. The Ankle and Foot SECTION V: THE SPINE AND TMJ 22. Vertebral Column 23. The Craniovertebral Region 24. Vertebral Artery 25. The Cervical Spine 26. The Temporomandibular Joint 27. The Thoracic Spine 28. Lumbar Spine 29. The Sacroiliac Joint SECTION VI: SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS 30. Special Populations Solutions for Review Questions Index

About the Author

Mark Dutton, PT is a practicing physical therapist at West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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