European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology (2018) 28:529
Todd J. Albert and Alexander R. Vaccaro: Physical examination
of the spine
2nd Edition, Thieme Verlag, New York, Stuttgart, Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, 2017, 164 pp.; num Ill.
Hardcover, 54.49 €, ISBN: 978-1-62,623-320-1
· Alain G. Graftiaux
Received: 31 October 2017 / Accepted: 17 November 2017 / Published online: 28 November 2017
© Springer-Verlag France SAS, part of Springer Nature 2017
This little book is interested in the ﬁrst intake in charge of a
patient who complains about the spinal column.
This book is divided into four great chapters dealing with
fundamental (anatomy and classiﬁcations) then of the three
various parts of the column: cervical, thoracic and lumbar.
Inspection, palpation, movements, of the various tests, and
ﬁnally the neurological evaluation are detailed.
It will allow the surgeon beginning as with more experi-
enced importance of the clinical examination before going
further in the complementary examinations.
Compliance with ethical standards
Conflict of interest The authors declare that they have no competing
* Pierre Kehr