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The Physiology of Joints Vol 1: Upper Limb


The Physiology of the Joints, conceived and written more than forty years ago by Dr. A. I. Kapandji, deals with biomechanics. Now in the 7th Edition, with 368 pages and 871 original color drawings. This book utilizes the visual approach and illustrates the anatomy, physiology and mechanics of the joints by means of clear and simple diagrams and a minimum of text.

$73.95

The Physiology of the Joints, conceived and written more than forty years ago by Dr. A. I. Kapandji, deals with biomechanics, a subject until then mentioned only incidentally in textbooks of anatomy. Following his lead, every anatomy textbook nowadays has a large component devoted to the functional aspect of the locomotor system, which has become an essential scientific subject.

The seventh edition of this volume deals with the upper limb and has been expanded with the inclusion of new diagrams and text. In particular it explains:

• the concepts of DISI and VISI,  employing the author’s own “parable of the three friends”
• the transition to bipedalism
• automatic swinging of the upper limb during walking
• the extension of the body schema through the hand
• prehension during evolution

This book is intended for medical and physical therapy students; and for practising physicians and surgeons wishing to increase their knowledge of the functional anatomy of the locomotor system.

Dr. Adalbert I. Kapandji 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.

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