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New York/Stuttgart - The doctor-patient relationship is the foundation of modern medicine. Physicians are well aware of the wide range of conclusions that are possible when using sophisticated imaging systems, such as CT and MRI, as well as the limitations of the technology. Clinical Tests for the Musculoskeletal System: Examinations Signs Phenomena, published by Thieme, showcases the significance of a more traditional diagnostic tool, the physical examination. The completely revised second edition presents a comprehensive collection of tests for all the major musculoskeletal structures and assists medical professionals in swiftly selecting the most appropriate one for clinical examinations.

"The evaluation of a genuine functional impairment and its significance is not easily achieved without corresponding clinical findings and tests. Therefore, clinical examination remains of key importance as the basis for a timely and accurate diagnosis," says author Klaus Buckup, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Municipal Hospital, Dortmund, Germany.

This handy pocket-sized book picks up where the previous edition left off. The fully revised text includes 50 new tests. Each chapter now begins with a figure depicting range-of-motion as well as an algorithm that provides a rapid overview of symptoms, tests, imaging, and diagnosis.

More than 550 instructive line drawings present both the methodology and interpretation of test procedures. Succinct descriptions of initial, functional, stress, and stability tests complement the book.

The popularity of the first edition, the numerous translated versions, and the demand for a new edition, reinforce the standing of Clinical Tests for the Musculoskeletal System as well as the commitment of the medical community to accurate diagnosis and treatment.

About Thieme

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