Now in its sixth edition, The Physiology of the Joints, Volume Three 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 recommended read for newcomers to the spine, those requiring a straightforward understanding of the biomechanics underlying spinal problems that may require treatment and anyone who benefits from pictoral and diagrammatic layouts. Simple, 3D cut-out, color illustrations are the key features of this book while the text is generally uncomplicated, covering only the necessary points with no additional, confusing information.
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.