Examination of the Lower Extremities

Examination of the Lower Extremities

by Stephen Holt, MD, MS

The physical examination of the lower extremities is a fundamental part of the standard physical exam and relies on the previous comprehension of the anatomy and physiology of this region. Mainly, this exam consists of inspection and palpation by the physician while asking manipulating the patient’s limbs to assess the joints.

The assessment focuses on the evaluation of the proper functioning of the muscles, supporting ligaments and cartilages, and bony components of the lower extremities. The key is to identify signs of abnormal functioning, such as a reduction in range of motion, visible deformity, and pain.

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  • Videos 5
  • Duration 0:38 h
  • Quiz questions 20
  • Articles 0


Your Educators of course Examination of the Lower Extremities

 Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Stephen Holt attended Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and subsequently completed his residency training and Chief Residency at Yale's Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program before joining the program as an Assistant Professor. He currently serves as the Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education in the Primary Care Program.

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Great course !
By Konstantin S. on 30. July 2021 for Physical Findings in Knee Pain

Great course detailed and profound explanation easy to memorize and use in daily practice.Thank You.