871 original color drawings
273 x 223
25 March 2019
Handspring Publishing

£39.50 GBP / $49.50 USD

Physical Therapy, Anatomy, Biophysics

The Physiology of the Joints – Volume 1

The Upper Limb

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Dr Adalbert Kapandji is a globally renowned author and orthopedic surgeon.

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The Physiology of the Joints, conceived and written more than forty years ago by Dr. A. I. Kapandji, deals with biomechanics, a subject until then mentioned only incidentally in textbooks of anatomy. Following his lead, every anatomy textbook nowadays has a large component devoted to the functional aspect of the locomotor system, which has become an essential scientific subject.

The seventh edition of this volume deals with the upper limb and has been expanded with the inclusion of new diagrams and text. In particular it explains:

• the concepts of DISI and VISI,  employing the author’s own “parable of the three friends”
• the transition to bipedalism
• automatic swinging of the upper limb during walking
• the extension of the body schema through the hand
• prehension during evolution

This book is intended for medical and physical therapy students; and for practising physicians and surgeons wishing to increase their knowledge of the functional anatomy of the locomotor system.

Foreword by Professor Raoul Tubiana


Chapter 1  The Shoulder

Chapter 2  The Elbow

Chapter 3  Pronation-Supination

Chapter 4  The Wrist

Chapter 5 The Hand


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