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Physical Examination of the Shoulder

An Evidence-Based Approach

  • Utilizes an evidence and differential-based approach

  • Illustrates the most efficacious physical examination techniques using digestible text and high-resolution images

  • Written by experts in their field?


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Ryan J. Warth, Peter J. Millett
    Pages 1-4
  3. Ryan J. Warth, Peter J. Millett
    Pages 5-38
  4. Ryan J. Warth, Peter J. Millett
    Pages 39-76
  5. Ryan J. Warth, Peter J. Millett
    Pages 77-108
  6. Ryan J. Warth, Peter J. Millett
    Pages 109-138
  7. Ryan J. Warth, Peter J. Millett
    Pages 139-181
  8. Ryan J. Warth, Peter J. Millett
    Pages 183-207
  9. Ryan J. Warth, Peter J. Millett
    Pages 209-218
  10. Ryan J. Warth, Peter J. Millett
    Pages 219-239
  11. Ryan J. Warth, Peter J. Millett
    Pages 241-269
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 271-276

About this book


This text presents a comprehensive and concise evidence-based and differential-based approach to physical examination of the shoulder in a manner that promotes its successful application in clinical practice. Additionally, this book provides an integrated approach to the diagnosis of numerous shoulder pathologies by combining discussions of pathoanatomy and the interpretation of physical examination techniques and was written for any health care professional or student who may be required to evaluate patients who present with shoulder pain. This information will allow the clinician to make informed decisions regarding further testing procedures, imaging and potential therapeutic options.

Physical Examination of the Shoulder will serve as an invaluable resource for practicing orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, physical therapists, residents in training and medical students interested in the field of clinical orthopedics.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Steadman Philippon Research InstituteVailUSA
  2. 2.Steadman Philippon Research InstituteThe Steadman ClinicVailUSA

About the authors

Ryan J. Warth, MD

Steadman Philipponn Research Institute

Vail, Colorado


Peter J. Millett, MD, MSc

The Steadman Clinic

Steadman Philippon Research Institute

Vail, Colorado


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Physical Examination of the Shoulder
  • Book Subtitle An Evidence-Based Approach
  • Authors Ryan J. Warth
    Peter J. Millett
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4939-2592-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4939-2593-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 276
  • Number of Illustrations 23 b/w illustrations, 280 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgical Orthopedics
    Sports Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


“This is the most comprehensive book ever written on the physical examination of the shoulder. It covers every aspect of the topic and supports the presentation with the best evidence currently available. … The audience is any clinician who performs a physical examination for shoulder problems. This includes primary care doctors, sports medicine specialists, athletic trainers, physical therapists, chiropractors, and orthopedic surgeons whether they are still in training or well established in practice.” (Mark R. Hutchinson, Doody’s Book Reviews, October, 2015)