The mainstay of orthopedic diagnosis continues to be the physical examination of the patient following a thorough history. This convenient pocketbook presents a comprehensive collection of the clinical tests that are used in orthopedic diagnosis, thereby answering the following questions:
*What tests are available for examining a particular joint, and how are they to be interpreted?
*What is meant by the name of a test that ist mentioned in the literature or in a physician's report?
The methodology and interpretation of all relevant test procedures are presented in almost 500 instructive drawings and brief descriptions:
* Initial tests
* Functional tests
* Stress tests
* Stability tests
Tables on the examination of the of the spinal column, shoulder joint, and knee joint help in selecting the most suitable examinations.