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Orthopedic and Trauma Findings

Examination Techniques, Clinical Evaluation, Clinical Presentation


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Andreas Roth
    Pages 1-55
  3. Andreas Roth
    Pages 57-132
  4. Andreas Roth
    Pages 133-212
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 213-215

About this book


This book is a practical, step-by-step guide to orthopedic examination and diagnosis. The author explains a systematic classification of clinical findings that has proven very useful in diagnosing orthopedic disorders in daily routine. The approach to examination begins with a checklist covering the complete patient history, including subjective descriptions of complaints. This is followed by a stepwise approach to physical examination of the patient and collection of clinical findings. Photographs and illustrations clearly depict the necessary examination techniques. The main symptoms are then determined from the patient history and clinical findings, leading to a diagnosis. An overview of all relevant orthopedic conditions for each region of the body facilitates differential diagnosis and thereby completes the examination findings. This book will be of particular value for new residents in orthopedics and trauma but will also be useful for the experienced physician as a means of refreshing knowledge or as a reference.


Examination Techniques Physical Examination Orthopedic Examination Systematic Investigation Symptom

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Orthopaedics, Trauma and Plastic SurgeryUniversity Hospital LeipzigLeipzigGermany

About the authors

Andreas Roth is a Professor and Head of the Division for Total Joint Replacement and Orthopedics, Hospital and Policlinic for Orthopedics, Trauma and Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Leipzig, Germany. Dr. Roth completed his MD and doctoral thesis at Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena. He subsequently specialized in Orthopedics (1992) and in Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery (2007) and completed his Habilitation in 2006. Dr. Roth’s clinical focus is on arthroplasty of large joints (esp. severe deformities, revisions), tumor surgery, musculoskeletal osteology, and conservative orthopedics. His research interests include ingrowth of endoprostheses/bone grafts, wear and particle disease, minimally invasive implantation of endoprostheses, treatment of atraumatic necrosis of the femoral head and diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. Dr. Roth is Head of the “Osteology” divisions of the German Society for Orthopedics and Orthopedic Surgery (DGOOC) and the German Society for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery (DGOU), and a board member of both organizations. He is the lead or co-author of more than 50 peer-reviewed original articles as well as six previous books.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Orthopedic and Trauma Findings
  • Book Subtitle Examination Techniques, Clinical Evaluation, Clinical Presentation
  • Authors Andreas Roth
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-53146-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-57117-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-53147-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 215
  • Number of Illustrations 6 b/w illustrations, 153 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgical Orthopedics
    Traumatic Surgery
    Conservative Orthopedics
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“This book primarily covers the history and physical examination of the spine and upper and lower extremities. … The audience is anyone who is interested in or deals with patients with orthopedic/musculoskeletal problems in their practice. It is most appropriate for nonorthopedic practitioners/residents and medical or physiotherapy students. It is also appropriate for junior residents in orthopedic surgery or physical medicine and rehabilitation.” (Scott A. Magnes, Doody’s Book Reviews, April, 2017)