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Courtroom Medicine: The Knee and Its Related Structures

Explains diagnostic methods, causation, complications and treatments of injuries to the knee, lower leg, ankle, foot, and toes.
Publisher: Matthew Bender
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•  Diagnostic methods, causation, complications and treatments of injuries to the knee, lower leg, ankle, foot, and toes
•  Fractures, dislocations and amputations involving the knee, lower leg, ankle and foot
•  Techniques of examination and cross examination of medico-legal experts, disability evaluation, complications, and differential diagnosis
•  Pertinent annotations, bibliography, glossary, authoritative statements, illustrations, and index

First published in 1972.

2 Volumes, looseleaf; updated once a year with revisions and supplements.

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Techniques of Examination of Witness


Chapter 2 Bony Components of Knee Joint

Chapter 3 Soft Tissue Components of Knee Joint

Chapter 4 Muscles and Movements of the Knee Joint

Chapter 4A Examination of the Knee Joint

Chapter 4B Diagnostic Tests: Loose Bodies in the Knee

Chapter 4C Injuries of the Musculoskeletal System

Chapter 5 Ligament Injuries--Sprains and Tears

Chapter 5A Biochemical Aspects of Pain

Chapter 6 The Menisci or Semilunar Cartilages

Chapter 7 Dislocations at or Near the Knee

Chapter 7A Fractures and Dislocations of the Knee

Chapter 8 The Extensor Mechanism: Kneecap and Quadriceps

Chapter 8A Chondral and Osteochondrol Fractures

Chapter 8B Tests for Chondromalacia of the Patella (Kneecap)

Chapter 8C Imaging Tests: Osteochondritis Dissecans

Chapter 9 Fractures at the Lower End of the Femur

Chapter 10 Fractures at the Upper End of the Tibia

Chapter 11 Diagnostic Imaging of the Knee

Chapter 11A Drawer Test

Chapter 11B Compression Knee Test

Chapter 12 Fractures of the Fibula and the Shaft of the Fibula

Chapter 13 Bone Growth and Epiphyseal Lesions

Chapter 13A Differential Diagnosis of Knee Pain

Chapter 13B Multiple Fractures of the Lower Extremity

Chapter 14 Bursitis and Synovitis

Chapter 15 Arthritis and Related Conditions

Chapter 15A Gout

Chapter 15B Paget's Disease

Chapter 15C Metabolic Diseases of Bone

Chapter 15D Structure and Physiology of Bone

Chapter 15E Osteomyelitis

Chapter 15F Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA)

Chapter 15G Osteoarthritis

Chapter 16 Vascular Injuries

Chapter 16A Peripheral Nerve Injuries

Chapter 16B Diabetes and Foot Injuries

Chapter 17 Arthrodesis of the Knee and Ankle Joints

Chapter 17A Arthroplasty of the Knee

Chapter 17B Arthroscopy of the Knee

Chapter 18 Venous Thrombosis

Chapter 18A Pulmonary Embolism

Chapter 19 Fat Embolism


Chapter 20 Amputations and Replantations

Chapter 21 Anatomy of the Ankle and Foot

Chapter 21A Ankle Arthroscopy

Chapter 21B Tests of Foot Function

Chapter 22 Fractures and Dislocations of the Ankle

Chapter 22A Epiphyseal Injuries

Chapter 22B Knee and Ankle Injuries in Children

Chapter 23 Fractures and Dislocations of the Talus

Chapter 24 Fractures of the Calceneus (Heel Bone)

Chapter 25 Fractures and Dislocations of the Midpart of the Foot

Chapter 25A Foot Injuries and Deformities

Chapter 26 Fractures and Dislocations of the Metatarsals and Phalanges

Chapter 27 Soft Tissue Injuries of the Knee and Lower Leg

Chapter 27A Cancers of Soft Tissue and Bone

Chapter 28 Tendonitis of the Knee

Chapter 29 Sports-Related Injuries of the Knee and Lower Leg

Chapter 30 Evaluation of Disability: Knee, Ankle and Foot

Chapter 30A Medical Records

Chapter 30B Analysis of Physical Examination Records

Chapter 30C Spinal Fluid Examination

Chapter 31 Rehabilitation of the Knee

Chapter 32 The Neurological Examination

Chapter 33A Anatomy and Neurophysiology of Pain

Chapter 33B Biochemical Aspects of Pain


Chapter 50 Aphorisms


Damages Awards Chart

Chapter 100 Amounts of Awards

Chapter 111 Cases Involving Specific Injuries

Appendix Glossary of Pertinent Medical Terms Used in This Work

Legal Bibliography