Evidence-based practice is becoming an increasingly important topic in physical therapy clinical practice, especially as the cost of health care continues to accelerate. As a result, evidence is now being incorporated into all aspects of physical therapy patient/client management including examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention. Designed as a handy, quick-reference guide, ORTHOPAEDIC CLINICAL EXAMINATION: AN EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS takes a uniquely visual, evidence-tables approach to make it easy for clinicians to locate relevant evidence of the diagnostic utility of commonly utilized tests and measures.
"What is best about this book is the way in which the operational definitions are tied in with specific clinical examination tests." -Doody's Book Review Service
Features 281 evidence-tables with essential information clinicians need to make appropriate decisions on clinical tests for their patients.
Provides information specific to the diagnostic accuracy of specific tests ... measures that have been investigated in controlled studies ... and each test's sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios. In addition, each table offers an easy-to-follow guide to the performance and scoring of every test and measure.
Offers information on the patient population and reference standard that was utilized in the corresponding study, with an overview of the study results and their applicability to the clinician's environment.
Includes 169 Netter and Netter-style images and 173 photographs assure that clinicians have an understanding of the relative anatomy, arthrology, myology, and neurology behind the examination process.
Orthopaedic Clinical Examination - An Evidence Based Approach for Physical Therapists, 2nd Edition
Format Softcover Medium Paper ISBN 9781437713848 Copyright Year 2010 Edition 2 Length 544 Pages
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.
"The only text available that combines clear yet concise descriptions of orthopedic test performance and scoring with data on the psychometric properties of these tests and measures…This book is well written and well organized and the tables, figures, and photographs greatly enhance the text and make the information quickly accessible to the reader…The most logical choice for a required text for a musculoskeletal evaluation course. It also will undoubtedly serve as a much-used, clinically useful reference text for every student, educator, and clinician involved in musculoskeletal care." - Physical Therapy, review of the first edition
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.
New to this Edition
A "Summary and Recommendations" table in each chapter helps you review the available clinical evidence at a glance.
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 color-coded scale added to reliability tables makes it easy to focus on approaches and tests with the highest reliability.
A multidisciplinary review board provides authoritative insights and applications from a variety of viewpoints.
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.