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OBJECTIVES To present the original descriptions of common orthopedic physical examination maneuvers of the knee and then to review the literature to support the scientific validity of these tests. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE (1970-2000) searches were performed, as were reviews of various musculoskeletal examination textbooks that describe physical examination(More)
Although gabapentin was originally developed for treating partial seizures, it has been used mainly to treat various peripheral neuropathic pain conditions; however, there is very limited experience with gabapentin for the treatment of pain conditions of the central nervous system like central post-stroke pain syndrome. We report the case of a 45-yr old man(More)
Fine wire (FW) intramuscular electrodes and spectral analysis have not previously been used to quantify metabolic muscle fatigue in deep muscles not accessible with surface electrodes. This study compares initial median frequency (IMF) and decline in median frequency with fatigue (SLOPE) using surface and FW electrodes. Eighteen men performed isometric(More)
This study examined whether resident injection skills could be enhanced using synthetic injection models. A total of 30 physiatry residents underwent written and injection-model pretesting and posttesting. After randomization into injection-model and control groups, the experimental group trained by watching an instructional videotape and by using models(More)
The majority of the provocative tests described for physical examination of the neck and cervical spine relate to identification of radiculopathy, spinal cord, or brachial plexus pathology. These tests are often performed routinely by many providers with variable methods and interpreted in a variety of ways. Several commonly performed provocative tests(More)
The lumbar spine has been the object of investigation since the era of Hippocrates. The lumbar spine consists of bone, cartilage, ligament, nerve, and muscle. The muscles provide the functional mechanism for movement and stability of the spine. They provide range of motion allowing for performance of many essential activities of daily living, work, and(More)
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