From the authors of the bestselling Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade, here is the concise "how-to" guide on conducting diagnostic spine exams. The text begins with a thorough review of the fundamentals, including basic anatomy and neurology, and goes on to systematically outline tests for the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine--an ideal resource for both beginners and practicing physicians. Key features include: -Nearly 200 line drawings that illustrate techniques of motor, sensory, reflex, and range-of-motion exams -Includes special tests for scoliosis and other spine disorders to expand your scope of diagnostic procedures -Succinct and easy-to-understand descriptions for easy mastery of concepts -Well-organized by cervical, thoracic, and lumbosacral sections to streamline localization of specific exams This straightforward pictorial aid is the perfect companion for spine surgeons, orthopedists, chiropractors, and neurosurgeons, as well as an ideal orientation for residents. From critical anatomy to step-by-step instructional guidelines, it will enhance your examination skills and refresh your understanding of the frequently performed spinal test.
General Introduction Anatomy of the Spine Vasculature of the Spine Basic neurology Upper / Lower motor neuron disease testing musculature reflex sensation, temperature, pain, vibration, and grading systems cervical eye examination thoracic spine examination lumbar examination