Now in its fifth edition, this reliable resource continues to be a practical guide to identification and palpation of significant anatomical landmarks and structures. With a combination of clear text, drawings and photographs it helps the student to acquire knowledge of structures and movements palpable below the surface and to develop their tactile skills.
The new edition now incorporates educational aids such as full colour photographs and drawings along with access to an online resource of 100s of self-assessment questions which gives the student the opportunity to check their knowledge and receive feedback.
1 Palpation: definition, application and practice Some definitions and concepts Palpation: some definitions General characteristics of palpation Touch Some general characteristics The physiology of touch The social significance of touch Touch and clinical practice Effects of palpation on the patient Patient and person The consultation process Techniques of palpation Improving the art of palpation Care of the hands Palpation of different tissues Summary
2 The upper limb Bones The pectoral region The clavicle The upper end of the humerus The scapula Anatomy Functional anatomy The elbow region Functional anatomy The wrist and hand Anterior, medial and lateral aspects Posterior aspect Functional anatomy Joints Joints of the pectoral girdle The sternoclavicular joint The acromioclavicular joint The shoulder joint Movements of the head of the humerus The elbow joint The radioulnar union The superior radioulnar joint The inferior radioulnar joint The mid radioular union The wrist (radiocarpal) joint The hand The intercarpal joints The carpometacarpal joints The intermetacarpal joints The metacarpophalangeal joints The interphalangeal joints Muscles The muscles that move the arm Deltoid Pectoralis major Biceps brachii Brachialis Triceps Latissimus dorsi Coracobrachialis The posterior aspect of the scapula The anterior aspect of the forearm and wrist The posterior aspect of the forearm and wrist The anterior aspect of the hand The posterior aspect of the hand Nerves Arteries Important preliminary notes Branches of the radial and ulnar arteries Veins Superficial drainage
3 The lower limb Bones The hip region The knee region Anterior aspect Medial aspect Lateral aspect Posterior aspect The ankle region The lower end of the tibia The lower end of the fibula The talus Anterior aspect Posterior aspect The calcaneus The foot Dorsal aspect Plantar aspect Joints The sacroiliac joint Structure The hip joint The knee joint Functional anatomy The tibiofibular union The superior tibiofibular joint The inferior tibiofibular joint The ankle joint The foot The talocalcaneal (subtalar) joint The talocalcaneonavicular joint The calcaneocuboid joint The cuboideonavicular joint The midtarsal joint The cuneonavicular and intercuneiform joints The tarsometatarsal joints The intermetatarsal joints The metatarsophalangeal joints The interphalangeal joints Muscles The lateral and anterior aspect of the hip Gluteus medius, gluteus minimus and tensor fasciae latae Iliopsoas and pectineus The posterior aspect of the hip and thigh Gluteus maximus The hamstrings The anterior and medial aspects of the thigh The adductors and quadriceps femoris The anterior and lateral aspects of the leg and foot Peroneus tertius 137 The posterior and plantar aspects of the leg and foot Triceps surae (calf) Tibialis posterior The peronei: peroneus longus and brevis The plantar muscles Nerves Arteries Veins The deep veins The superficial veins
4 The head and neck Bones The skull Superior aspect Posterior aspect Anterior aspect Lateral aspect The neck Anterior aspect Posterior aspect Lateral aspect <