Updated edition of the #1 orthopaedic evidence-based textbook and reference guide.Dutton's Orthopaedic Examination Evaluation and Intervention provides readers with a systematic logical approach to the evaluation and intervention of the orthopedic patient. In this comprehensive and up-to-date fourth edition, Dutton strikes the perfect balance in its coverage of examination and treatment. The textbook emphasizes the appropriate use of manual techniques and therapeutic exercise while outlining the correct applications of electrotherapeutic and thermal modalities 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 diagsis aided by decision-making algorithms & features new coverage on balance and concussions. New videos on testing and method techniques are available on AcessPT (if adopted) Also this edition has added 10-15 board review questions per chapter and has updated chapters to reflect the latest research and treatment techniques.
Mark Dutton, PT is a practicing Physical Therapist at West Penn Allegheny Health System and an Adjunct Professor at Duquesne University. In addition to writing several books for McGraw-Hill he is also the Editor-In-Chief of the AccessPhysiotherapy online resource