Pocket Orthopaedics: Evidence-Based Survival Guide.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Books (Book reviews)
Author: Bober, Suzanne
Pub Date: 01/01/2011
Publication: Name: Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association Publisher: Canadian Chiropractic Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 Canadian Chiropractic Association ISSN: 0008-3194
Issue: Date: Jan, 2011 Source Volume: 55 Source Issue: 1
Topic: NamedWork: Pocket Orthopaedics: Evidence-Based Survival Guide (Nonfiction work)
Persons: Reviewee: Wong, Michael
Accession Number: 259589920
Full Text: Pocket Orthopaedics: Evidence-Based Survival Guide

Michael Wong DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Jones & Bartlett Publishers 2010

Sudbury, Massachusetts

Soft Cover, 408pp., US $34.95

ISBN: 978-0-7637-5075-6

This first edition of Pocket Orthopaedics: Evidence-Based Survival Guide provides both recent graduates and seasoned practitioners in manual therapy an up-to-date resource for orthopaedic assessments and treatments with an evidence-based approach.

This pocket-sized guide is divided into 16 chapters: the first 4 chapters outline the basics of orthopaedics, medical screening, patient examination and pain; the next 11 chapters highlight assessment and treatment protocols for specific anatomical regions of the body; and the final chapter charts individual muscles with their origins, insertions, actions and innervations, as well as provides a summary of special tests for each anatomical region.

The user-friendly format proficiently follows a logical progression of regional examination protocols and specific orthopaedic tests. The text is exceptionally referenced with ample use of clear, concise tables, charts and diagrams. Highlights include post-op pearls for the shoulder, hip and knee; outcome tools; red flags and clinical prediction rules for spinal manipulation. The specificity and sensitivity of all diagnostic tests are included, which warrants this guide a useful tool in validating procedures to third parties.

Overall this text provides good value for money as a provisional aide to both students and clinicians in health care that use manual therapies. It will however, need to be continually revised as and when more current research becomes available.

Suzanne Bober, BSc (HK), BS, DC

Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College
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