Despite the emphasis placed on magnetic resonance imaging, electromyography, sonography, and computed tomography, physical examination remains the cornerstone of musculoskeletal diagnosis. Competency in the various maneuvers used to make diagnoses is critical for physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and other clinicians. Clinical Tests for the Musculoskeletal System is a comprehensive, pocket-sized reference that succinctly describes more than 300 orthopedic physical examination techniques.
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