1st Edition

Clinical Orthopedic Examination of a Child

Edited By Nirmal Raj Gopinathan Copyright 2021
    262 Pages 230 Color & 30 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    262 Pages 230 Color & 30 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    262 Pages 230 Color & 30 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    It’s always been said, "Children are not young adults," and the examination of a child needs to be conducted with emphasis on the physiologic differences in a growing child. Clinical Orthopedic Examination of a Child focuses on pediatric examination, a topic not much explored in the regular orthopedic texts. A child’s difficulty in verbally expressing his symptoms needs to be kept in mind during the examination, thus the examining surgeon has to be very observant in picking up even minor details that could help in diagnosis. This book serves as an essential companion to orthopedic surgeons, general practitioners, and professionals as well as being a welcome addition in pediatric orthopedic clinics.

    Key Features

    • Reviews an unexplored topic of Pediatric Orthopedic examination with comprehensive clarity
    • Has an algorithmic approach with step-by-step descriptions, complete with illustrations
    • Provides helpful tips and insights to orthopedic surgeons, professionals, and trainees for accurate diagnosis and treatment

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 Approach to a child in the outpatient clinic
    Nirmal Raj Gopinathan

    Chapter 2 Biometric measurements and normal growth parameters in a child
    Prateek Behera, Nirmal Raj Gopinathan

    Chapter 3 Examination of gait in a child
    Prateek Behera, Nirmal Raj Gopinathan

    Chapter 4 Evaluation of congenital limb deficiencies
    Nirmal Raj Gopinathan, Pratik M. Rathod

    Chapter 5 Examination of paediatric shoulder
    Sharad Prabhakar, Aman Hooda

    Chapter 6 Examination of paediatric elbow
    Karthick Rangasamy, Nirmal Raj Gopinathan, Pebam Sudesh

    Chapter 7 Examination of paediatric hand and wrist
    Mohsina Subair, Satyaswarup Tripathy, Ranjit Kumar Sahu

    Chapter 8 Examination of a child with birth brachial plexus palsy
    S S Tripathy, Mohsina Subair

    Chapter 9 Examination of hip joint in a child
    Nirmal raj Gopinathan, Reet Mukopadhya, Karthick Rangasamy, Ramesh Kumar Sen

    Chapter 10 Examination of Knee joint in a child
    Anil Agarwal

    Chapter 11 Examination of foot and ankle in a child
    Nirmal Raj Gopinathan, Mandeep Singh Dhillon, Pratik M. Rathod

    Chapter 12 Evaluation of spine in a child
    Ashish Dagar, Sarvdeep Singh Dhatt, Deepak Neradi, Vijay G Goni

    Chapter 13 Examination of a child with Cerebral Palsy
    Nirmal Raj Gopinathan

    Chapter 14 Peripheral nerve examination in a child
    Anil Aggarwal

    Chapter 15 Evaluation of swelling/ tumor in a child
    Manish Pruthi, Nirmal Raj Gopinathan

    Chapter 16 Evaluation of a child with short stature
    Nirmal Raj Gopinathan, Anupriya Kaur, Chakshu Chaudhry

    Chapter 17 Evaluation of paediatric limb deformities
    Siddhartha Sharma

    Chapter 18 Miscellaneous topics
    Prateek Behera, Karthick Rangasamy, Nirmal Raj Gopinathan


    Dr. Nirmal Raj Gopinathan) is currently working as Additional Professor in the department of Orthopaedics, PostGraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. He is working in the Paediatric Orthopaedic division since 2011. He is actively involved in patient care and both clinical and experimental research and had secured national awards and international scholarships. He has about 50 PUBMED indexed publications which includes original articles, surgical techniques and reviews. He is also Assistant Editor, International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics and is a reviewer for many Orthopaedic journals.

    This book is a systematic and accurate review of the clinical evaluation of the child and adolescent mainly in the outpatient setting that can be highly recommended for the intended audience that includes orthopedic surgeons, family medicine and pediatric practitioners, their trainees, and other allied medical professionals involved in children and adolescent care. The author is fully qualified to write on this subject and is supported by contributors from his institution and others around India. Each chapter covers the relevant history and demonstrates the physical findings for the normal and abnormal area of the skeleton, by using specific tests. Good quality clinical color photographs demonstrate each step of a given test. Almost every known classical and proven clinical physical examination test is covered. The authors avoid the use of ancillary testing such as radiographs, CT scans, and MRIs. At the end of each chapter is a brief reference list and the book ends with a fairly complete index. This book is a useful reference for medical science libraries.

    Edward Abraham, MD(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)