Diagnostic Clusters in Shoulder Conditions

  • Puneet Monga
  • Lennard Funk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Basic Ingredients

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. A. Baxter, M. Walton
      Pages 3-14
    3. I. A. Trail
      Pages 15-27
    4. R. Steve Bale
      Pages 29-35
    5. S. Basu, D. Temperley
      Pages 37-53
  3. Shoulder Pain Clusters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Andreas Baumann, Barnes Morgan
      Pages 57-63
    3. Suresh Srinivasan
      Pages 65-70
    4. P. Monga, L. Funk
      Pages 71-77
    5. Pradyumna Raval, Arpit Jariwala
      Pages 79-83
    6. Jeremy Granville-Chapman
      Pages 85-90
    7. Nicolas J. Dedy, Fraser J. Taylor
      Pages 91-99
    8. Sedeek M. Mosaid, Charlie Talbot
      Pages 101-108
    9. Marlis Sabo
      Pages 109-114
  4. Weakness Clusters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. A. Kapoor
      Pages 123-130
    3. P. Wright
      Pages 131-138
    4. Santosh Venkatachalam
      Pages 139-144

About this book


This book serves as a definitive guide to diagnosing shoulder conditions for trainees, general practitioners, physiotherapists, orthopaedic surgeons and radiologists with an interest in shoulder pathology. It comes at a time when the knowledge regarding shoulder conditions has vastly improved, with the shoulder sub-speciality growing at a rapid pace in terms of practitioner numbers, procedures and evidence base.

It is unclear, in most circumstances, which single clinical test or indeed radiological investigation is the best for diagnosing a particular condition. In fact, the diagnosis of a particular shoulder condition rests on the four sub-components of clinical history, conventional examination, special tests and radiological investigations. It is often the case that all these sub-components are to be used in conjunction with each other as “clustersrather than in isolation. This forms the basis of the cluster approach, which is the key concept for the title and content of this book. This book presents a practical guide for diagnosis, written by a select group of surgeons and physiotherapists with a special interest in shoulder pathologies, who have painstakingly extracted these relevant clusters for each shoulder conditions from clinical experience and published work.


Pattern recognition Shoulder diagnosis Shoulder examination Shoulder pain Special tests

Editors and affiliations

  • Puneet Monga
    • 1
  • Lennard Funk
    • 2
  1. 1.Upper Limb UnitWrightington HospitalLancashireUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Upper Limb UnitWrightington HospitalLancashireUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57334-2
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-57332-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-57334-2
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