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Musculoskeletal/Extremities Examination


Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination, 4th edition

This video collection accompanies the classic textbook of physical diagnosis used by most medical schools including the University of Pittsburgh. The videos serve as a companion to the textbook and provide a demonstration on how each exam is performed. Bates is often the definitive resource for student exams.

A Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine (University of California, San Diego)

This is a written document complete with photos that lead the learner through the normal and abnormal musculoskeletal exam.

University of Virginia Physical Exam Modules

This site provides a comprehensive written explanation of the musculoskeletal exam, accompanied by photos and a video.

Online Physical Examination Teaching Assessment (University of Florida)

This series of videos, created by physicians at the University of Florida School of Medicine, provides demonstrations and short lists of clinical pearls on how to perform components of the physical examination.