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PM&R rotation books?

Discussion in 'PM&R' started by nvrsumr, Jun 9, 2002.

  1. nvrsumr

    nvrsumr Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 25, 2002
    Anyone know any good(short) books for PM&R rotation?
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  3. bbbmd

    bbbmd Pain Doctor/Physiatrist 10+ Year Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    Here are a couple that I liked, but it also depends on what setting your rotation will mostly be in. Inpatient? Outpatient?

    Garrison SJ (Ed). (1995). The Handbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Basics. Lippincott.

    PM&R Secrets might be helpful too.

    Hope this helps!!! Know your anatomy!
  4. nvrsumr

    nvrsumr Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 25, 2002
  5. drusso

    drusso Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Nov 21, 1998
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  6. CuriousGeorge2


    Dec 5, 2010
    Any recent book recommendations? Just started my PM&R rotation a few days ago and I'm looking for a relatively thin book to use for reference - I've seen fellows with the Pocketpedia; is this any good for a med student? I've also seen docs with the PM&R Board Review book - it looks pretty big though. I am basically looking for a text that is easy to read, not extremely detailed, and covers the key points one should take away from Adult PM&R. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks!
  7. DOctorJay

    DOctorJay 10+ Year Member

    May 8, 2004
    Choi pocketpedia
    Frontera's book which you might have access to online
  8. Taus

    Taus . Moderator 10+ Year Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    I think Choi is a great book.... but might be a little too light on the explanations for a med student.

    I'm not familiar w/ the other small pocketbooks, but I thought Secrets was very helpful for me as a med student - ie each chapter is relatively brief, but gave enough details and explanations to allow me to really take something away from it and apply info to the rotation. I would also rec that you go to a medical book store and check out a bunch of them to decide what will suit you.
  9. Phillyborn

    Phillyborn illadelphia 7+ Year Member

    Jun 19, 2006
    I agree with Taus. I read the relevant secrets chapters when I was at home and then had Choi in my pocket to read when there was downtime. Secrets definitely has enough detail that you will at least be thinking about the right questions. Choi is great to refresh certain topics and there is a muscle innervation chart (page 3 or 4 I think) which is great to quiz yourself with when you have downtime (plus its a good size to stash in your pockets).
  10. ghost dog

    ghost dog 2+ Year Member

    Aug 23, 2008
  11. NTF

    NTF PGY-5 Physician Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    Any suggestions for a good clinical anatomy review?
  12. Phillyborn

    Phillyborn illadelphia 7+ Year Member

    Jun 19, 2006
  13. RUOkie

    RUOkie 7+ Year Member

    Mar 3, 2009
    If you can still find it (it should be in most libraries)

    Kendall & McCreary, MUSCLES, Testing and function
    is a great functional anatomy book. Last I checked, it was out of print. My copy is shared with my wife who had it from OT school (she graduated in 1989) It is geared towards PT and OT students, but is still my go to book after 15yrs in practice.
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  15. PMR2

    PMR2 PMR2

    Mar 8, 2011
    I've been really impressed by (and reliant on) Netters Concise Orthopedic Anatomy, by JC Thompson, only about 55 on amazon. Has great pictures, injection techniques, clinical corrlelation, xray and MRI images and how to interpret. It's really been helpful for me in my quest to learn MSK, and isn't very heavy. I have the Essentials too and it's also very helpful
  16. Bedpan Commando

    Bedpan Commando Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 18, 2004
    Hate to sound like an idiot, but I'm wondering how this book compares to this one. Are they covering the same topics or not?
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2012
  17. RUOkie

    RUOkie 7+ Year Member

    Mar 3, 2009
    Same basic topics from a different slant. Hoppenfeld is written by a spine surgeon. It was MY go to book during residency. It is a great book.

    Kendall is (was) a PT book. If you ever spent time in a PT clinic, you will see that they muscle test differently than most physicians.

    As I have aged, I have found myself testing muscles more like a PT, especially when seeing athletes.
  18. RUOkie

    RUOkie 7+ Year Member

    Mar 3, 2009
    One more thing.

    If you are using these old muscle testing Physical exam books (Hoppenfeld, Kendall, etc.) DO NOT EXPECT MYOTOME ACCURACY. Their data for spinal innervation of muscles is inaccurate. You really need to use Perotto or other EMG books for that stuff.

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