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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 lower limb and has been expanded with the inclusion of new diagrams and text dealing in particular with:

• elasticity of the Achilles’ tendon
• barycentre of the pregnant woman
• stance phase
• swinging of the upper limbs
• different types of gait, ordinary and military
• jumping

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.


Additional information

ISBN 9781912085606
Edition No 7
Pages 324
Illustrations 843 original color drawings
Binding Paperback
Dimensions 273 x 223 mm
Status Published
Publication Date 25 March 2019

Author biography

Dr Adalbert Kapandji (1928-2019) needs hardly any introduction. He is a globally renowned figure among physical therapists and orthopedic surgeons. After a long career as an orthopedist and hand surgeon, and a member of several international societies in these disciplines, Dr Kapandji devoted his time to the revision of his classic three-volume work Physiology of the Joints, now translated into 11 languages. As well as the text, Dr Kapandji also created the superb color drawings that give this masterwork its distinctive flavor.

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