ISBN 9780721692999,Daniels and Worthingham's Muscle Testing: Techniques of Manual Examination

Daniels and Worthingham's Muscle Testing: Techniques of Manual Examination



Elsevier Publishing Company

Publication Year 2002

ISBN 9780721692999

ISBN-10 0721692990


Edition 7th
Number of Pages 480 Pages
Language (English)

Medicine: general issues

This handbook of manual evaluation of muscular strength provides methods for assessing and grading skeletal muscle function. Sequential procedures for testing muscles innervated by cranial nerves are covered in detail, and a synopsis of anatomy and muscle innervation allows readers to review muscle topography and function. A consistent reference number for each muscle is designed to speed cross-referencing and help readers quickly identify any muscle in the body. "Helpful hints" offer detailed suggestions for ensuring greater accuracy in testing, and substitutions boxes highlight muscle substitutions that may occur as a specific test progresses. Special sidebars provide additional background information on muscle testing related to the topics at hand. This seventh edition includes cross-section drawings of limbs and shoulder-chest areas, a chapter on infants, toddlers, and preschool children, and a revised anatomy section with over 50 new anatomic drawings and cross-sections.