By Dos Winkel

Medical Society of Flemish basic Practitioners, Antwerp, Belgium. Translation, edition, and compilation of 3 titles formerly released in Dutch. Halftone illustrations. 7 individuals, three U.S. DNLN: Leg.

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In the vicinity of the insertion, care should be taken in differ­ entiating among the iliotibial tract, the biceps femoris tendon, and the lateral collateral liga­ ment; the latter two structures are found Figure 2-6 Palpation of the rectus femoris tendon. 1, Sartorius muscle; 2, tensor fasciae latae muscle; 3, rectus femoris muscle. Surface Anatomy of the Hip 17 Figure 2-7 Lateral femoral triangle. 1, Sartorius muscle; 2, tensor fasciae latae muscle; 3, rectus femoris muscle. / Figure 2-8 Alternating palpation with two fingers of the same hand following the edges of the tensor fasciae latae muscle.

2 swelling, or Before the functional examination, palpa­ tion only for local swelling and skin tempera­ ture is performed. When swelling is present, its consistency is determined. Functional Examination (Refer also to Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine, pp. ) Before the functional examination, it should be noted whether the patient is expe­ riencing symptoms at that specific moment. With each test the examiner should observe whether the symptoms change. Procedurally, the affected side should always be compared with the nonaffected side.

When swelling is present, its consistency is determined. Functional Examination (Refer also to Diagnosis and Treatment of the Spine, pp. ) Before the functional examination, it should be noted whether the patient is expe­ riencing symptoms at that specific moment. With each test the examiner should observe whether the symptoms change. Procedurally, the affected side should always be compared with the nonaffected side. The nonaffected side is tested first to have an idea of what is normal for the patient.

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