Orthopedic Assessment: Upper and Lower Extremities


This comprehensive presentation provides a strong foundation for the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic disorders of both upper and lower extremities. Beginning with a concise but complete discussion of relevant physical examination findings, NP Monica Tombasco discusses important clinical pearls for the selection of appropriate diagnostic imaging as well as commonly used pharmacotherapies. Following the foundational concepts, specific clinical disorders and conditions are analyzed from presenting symptoms to comprehensive management. In addition to osteoarthritis, sprains and strains, specific conditions of upper and lower extremities are discussed. Conditions of the upper extremity presented include De Quervain's tenosynovitis, gamekeeper's thumb, trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, olecranon bursitis, shoulder impingement syndrome, rotator cuff anomalies, and frozen shoulder. Conditions of the lower extremities presented include trochanteric bursitis, meralgia paraesthetica, piriformis syndrome, labral tears, prepatellar bursitis, ACL tear, MCL injury, Baker's cysts, plantar fasciitis, Morton's neuroma, tarsal tunnel syndrome and Achille's tendon phenomena. This is an outstanding clinically-focused program for both the novice and experienced clinician.