Special Tests for Orthopedic Examination

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9781617119828: Special Tests for Orthopedic Examination

First published more than 20 years ago, Special Tests for Orthopedic Examination, now in its Fourth Edition, continues to follow the authors’ initial goals of providing a simple, pocket-sized manual for practical learning purposes.
 
The Fourth Edition provides critical and invaluable information on the most current and practical special tests used during an orthopedic examination. The efficient user-friendly, spiral-bound format allows for easy access to individualized special tests.
 
Special Tests for Orthopedic Examination, Fourth Edition includes 160 special tests, 6 of which are new:

  • Ballottement Test
  • Gerber’s Test (Lift-Off Test)
  • Painful Arc Sign
  • Thessaly Test
  • Quad Active Test
  • Lelli Test for Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
Inside Special Tests for Orthopedic Examination Fourth Edition, Jeff G. Konin, Denise Lebsack, Alison R. Snyder Valier, and Jerome A. Isear, Jr. have included a new section on evidence, where the authors have highlighted systematic reviews, meta-analyses, or single articles to address reliability, sensitivity, and specificity of the special tests, where available.
 
What is new and updated in the Fourth Edition:
  • Includes a video website that provides visually enhanced dimensional and motion analysis of each special test performed
  • Includes 160 special tests, 6 of which are new to this edition
  • Includes information on reliability, sensitivity, and specificity presented in a table format
  • New evidence section highlight systematic reviews, meta-analyses, or single articles for special tests, where available
  • New color images for each test
  • Updated references for all tests
Bonus Material!
Special Tests for Orthopedic Examination, Fourth Edition includes a video website with each new book purchase. This video website offers a unique approach that provides a visually enhanced dimensional and motion analysis of each special test performed. The video segments will help students and clinicians better understand the test motion in order to perform the test accurately during an orthopedic examination.
 
The simple yet succinct information provided throughout the manual and on the video website will help clinicians make informed decisions during an orthopedic examination, from understanding to performing and evaluating the special tests.
 
Special Tests for Orthopedic Examination, Fourth Edition will carry on the tradition of past editions as being the premier resource for thousands of students, clinicians, and rehabilitation professionals.

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Jeff G. Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, serves as the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine and as an Assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences at James Madison University. He received his undergraduate degree in Physical Education in 1988 from Eastern Connecticut State University, a Master of Education in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia in 1989, and a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Delaware in 1994. He earned his PhD in Physical Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Dr. Konin has worked in numerous high school, college, clinic, and professional environments. His experiences have included providing care at NASCAR and rodeo events, the Olympic training center in Lake Placid, NY, professional baseball spring training, the American Basketball Association (ABA), professional baseball summer camps, and serving on the track and field medical staff for the 1996 Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games.
Dr. Konin is and has been very involved in the athletic training profession. He has served as the Vice President and Newsletter Editor for the Delaware Athletic Trainers' Association, and as a member of the Examining Board for Physical Therapy in the state of Delaware. He has also been a committee member for the National Athletic Trainers' Association's (NATA) Clinical/Industrial/Corporate athletic trainer's committee and the reimbursement advisory group. For a number of years, Jeff was the NATA's liason to the American Physical Therapy Association.
Dr. Konin has published numerous articles on various topics in the areas of sports medicine, athletic training, and physicaltherapy. He resides in Harrisonburg, Va with his wife Gina and two sons, KJ and Christopher.
Margaret A. Frederick, MS, ATC, is the Coordinator of Clinical Education and an Instructor in the Athletic Training Education Program at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. She holds a BS degree in Health Science with a concentration in Athletic Training from James Madison University, where she also earned a Master's of Science degree in Kinesiology. Ms. Frederick is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education degree from the University of South Carolina.
A certified athletic trainer for more than a dozen years, she has experience as a high school athletic trainer and as an educator at the undergraduate and master's levels. Other professional roles include serving as secretary of the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association and test site administrator for the NATABOC certification examination. Ms. Frederick lives in Richmond, Va.

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