Every chapter is based on outcome studies and evidence-based orthopaedics. Each region of the body is reviewed with individual chapters covering functional anatomy, fractures and dislocations, nerve entrapments, and common orthopaedic problems specific to that joint. Sections are devoted to basic science, common disease manifestations, modalities, and a wide variety of specialty topics and make this a particularly well-rounded, quick and easy reference. It provides a quick yet comprehensive review for those taking their orthopaedic or manual therapy specialty board exams. Furthermore, it is a convenient reference for students and clinicians preparing for clinical rotations or state board examinations and is a valuable refresher for practicing physical therapists. The responsibilities of physical therapists are growing to include the realm of initial evaluations and differential diagnosis and this text includes chapters relevant to and overlapping with orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation, including recognition, evaluation, and rehabilitation of a variety of fractures, operative procedures, and frequently seen disease processes.Placzek, Jeffrey D. is the author of 'Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Secrets' with ISBN 9781560534099 and ISBN 1560534095.