Now in its sixth edition, The Physiology of the Joints, Volume Two: The Lower Limb is illustrated in full color, rewritten and enriched with new text. Conceived and written over forty years ago, it has brought back to center stage biomechanics, which previously was dismissed as anecdotal in works on human anatomy. As a result of this impetus every work on anatomy nowadays covers in depth the functional features of the locomotor apparatus; in short, biomechanics has become a science that cannot be ignored.
This book is a valuable text for manual therapists, physical therapists, massage therapists, and osteopaths interested in the biomechanics of the human body.
- A synoptic diagram showing the factors affecting the stability of the knee
- Explanation of the presence of two bones in the leg, based on an understanding of the functional anatomy of the ankle
- The idea of the universal joint as applicable to the ankle-hindfoot articular complex
- The vital concept of viewing the leg as “compartments”
- A new chapter on the physiology of walking
- A synoptic table of the nerves of the lower limb
- Appendix with updated mechanical models of three-dimensional diagrams that can be assembled, providing a teaching tool for student and teacher alike
The Essential Series...
- Volume 1: Upper Limb
- Volume 2: Lower Limb
contains: (1) The Hip, (2) The Knee, (3) The Ankle, (4) The Foot, (5) The Plantar Vault.
- Volume 3: Trunk & Vertebra
contains: (1) The Vertebral Column as a Whole, (2) The Bony Pelvis and the Sacro-Iliac Joint, (3) The Lumbar Vertebral Column and Respiration, (4) The Cervical Vertebral Column.
About the Author
Dr. Adalbert I. Kapandji needs no introduction, he is internationally recognized among orthopaedic surgeons and physical/manual therapists. After a long career as an orthopaedic surgeon, member of several international societies, he is now devoting himself fully to the new edition of the three volumes of his work, The Physiology of the Joints, already published in eleven languages. As in previous editions Dr. Kapandji has drawn all the diagrams in color.