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.

Course Details

  • Videos 7
  • Duration 0:43 h
  • Quiz questions 20
  • Concept Pages 2


Your Educators of course Examination of the Lower Extremities

 Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Dr. Stephen Holt is the Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education in the Primary Care Program at the Yale School of Medicine in Connecticut, USA.
He obtained his PhD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2004. Currently, he is Director of the Addiction Recovery Clinic and Codirector of Clinician Educator Distinctions Pathway at Yale School of Medicine.
Because of his achievements, he earned the Faculty Teacher of the Year award from the Yale Primary Care Residency Program in 2009 and 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Holt teaches courses on Physical Examination, Dermatology, and Rheumatology.

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By Emilie C. on 30. June 2022 for Examination of the Knee

compared to the other knee examination videos that I have watched, this one explains everything best video.

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.