Dynamic Chiropractic - June 5, 1995, Volume 13, Issue 12|
Title: Sports Injuries of the Shoulder
Please see #T-162 on the Preferred Reading and Viewing List, pages
32-33 for ordering information.
Editor: Thomas A. Souza, DC, CCSP
Publisher: Churchill Livingston, 642 pages
Dr. Souza is the chairman of the department of diagnosis and a
clinical professor at Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, San
This text has 10 contributing authors, including Dr. Souza. The
authors include: three DCs; five MDs; and two PTs, making this text
a conservative multidisciplinary approach. This is an excellent
text for those doctors entering into the managed care concept.
This book is organized into five distinct sections, and each
section has multiple chapters. There is also four very detailed
appendices and plenty of interdisciplinary references from all over
The text itself is one of the finest and most complete works on the
shoulder and should replace all previously existing books on this
subject. The text is far too comprehensive to break down in review
of this nature, so suffice it to say that in my practice, which is
predominantly athletic injuries, this is the text of choice and
Congratulations to Dr. Thomas Souza and his contributing authors
for a job well done!
Innes Rating: 10 out of 10
Title: Examination of the Cranial and Peripheral Nerves
Author: Orrin Devinsky, MD, and Edward Feldmann, MD
Subject: student and practitioner education
Publication: soft cover, 117 Pages
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
650 Avenue of The Americas
New York, NY 10011
This plum of a reference text is a succinct yet comprehensive guide
to the anatomy, examination and clinical presentations of cranial
and peripheral nerve lesions. Although this material is available
from a multitude of other sources, this book packs an amazing
quantity of clinical information into a small format.
In the preface, Drs. Feldmann and Devinsky cite the void in their
medical training of a clinically relevant, easily accessed
reference for immediate diagnosis of peripheral nerve disorders.
Their experience has served them well in authorship of this text.
Their practical knowledge has also given rise to the greatest asset
of this compendium: a multitude of charts, graphs, diagrams and
linear representations of complex material. The visual,
diagramatically-oriented student will prosper considerably from
The chapter on anatomy runs the gamut from pure anatomic
representation (again through charts and diagrams) through
dermatomes, sclerotomes, referred pain charts, autonomous zones,
autonomic innervation, and reflex routes. Major innervations are
bold faced for easy reference.
The ensuing section on examination includes tips on history
evaluation and techniques of motor, sensory, reflex and autonomic
evaluation. Surprisingly, there is no evaluation for cranial
nerves incorporated. The bulk of the chapter is dedicated to
muscle testing of the extremities, and is not as nerve, root or
muscle specific as Kendall's evaluation of the same material. This
is the sole imperfection discovered in this book.
The final chapter provides an overview of selected clinical
problems, among them: systemic diseases accompanied by neuropathy,
myofascial pain syndromes, nerve entrapment syndromes and hysteria.
While perfunctory, this section does manage to touch on a wide
array of disorders and is a helpful clinical device.
In summary, this text is a very helpful source for easy reference
on peripheral nerve injuries. It pays minimal and incomplete
service to cranial nerve injuries and motor evaluation, but is
otherwise excellent. I would highly recommend it as a portable
sourcebook for peripheral nerve evaluation.
Silvestrone Rating: 8 out of 10
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