Fundamentals of Orthopedic Radiology Contemporary Perspectives in Rehabilitation - Fundamentals of Orthopedic Radiology Contemporary Perspectives in Rehabilitation This unique book teaches students how to read and interpret x rays and other imaging techniques of the musculoskeletal system. 599 illustrations help the reader understand the capabilities, limitations, and diagnostic value of imaging. Fundamentals of Orthopedic Radiology will help the reader understand the capabilities, limitations, and diagnostic value of imaging read a radiologist's report integrate this information into the physical therapy evaluation differentiate between normal and abnormal anatomy and recognize age related bone and joint changes recognize common disease progressions, acute musculoskeletal trauma, and fracture characteristics Fundamentals of Orthopedic Radiology provides an introduction to the principles of radiology for the rehabilitation clinician. The author is a practicing physical therapist who has developed and taught imaging courses for students and therapists. Fundamentals of Orthopedic Radiology is part of the Contemporary Perspectives in Rehabilitation series. Fundamentals of Orthopedic Radiology is intended as an introductory text for clinicians and students who are beginning their study of radiology. As such, the focus of Fundamentals of Orthopedic Radiology is on the plain film radiograph. Fundamentals of Orthopedic Radiology is meant to provide the reader with a general awareness of the capabilities and limitations of plain film orthopedic radiology, sufficient technical information to facilitate comprehension of a radiology report, and the confidence to view films and recognize what has been diagnosed. Fundamentals of Orthopedic Radiology is designed as a resource for the student and the practicing clinician. Students will find it useful to improve their understanding of musculoskeletal pathology. The clinician will find it a valuable resource that allows them to supplement their existing evaluative skills, leading to improved patient care and enhanced communication with physicians. The first three chapters serve as an introduction to the general principles of radiology, evaluation of normal and pathological bone, and evaluation of fractures. The remaining chapters are devoted to specific body regions that follow a common format of osseous and ligamentous anatomy, and growth and development. A summary of key points is provided at the end of each chapter as well as a self assessment test designed to challenge the visual interpretation skills of the reader. This is a clearly written, well illustrated, and clinically relevant text. Fundamentals of Orthopedic Radiology will serve as a muchneeded and valuable resource on the subject for the student and the practicing clinician. Intended for both students and clinicians of orthopedic radiology, this text first discusses general principles, radiographic evaluation of normal versus pathologic bone, and radiographic evaluation of fracture. The remainder of the volume provides a thorough treatment of each of nine anatomic regions, beginning with the spine and ending with the distal extremity. Includes self test questions in each chapter, with answers at the back. B&w illustrations. .