General Anatomy and Musculoskeletal System (THIEME Atlas of Anatomy)

Michael Schuenke, Erik Schulte, Udo Schumacher, Wayne Cass, Nathan Johnson

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  • Edition: 4 2025
  • Details: 648 pages, 2120 ill., Paperback (Perfect Binding)
  • ISBN: 9781684205899
  • Media Type: Book
  • Language of text: English
  • Release date: 04.09.2024

US$ 89.99*

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Product information General Anatomy and Musculoskeletal System (THIEME Atlas of Anatomy)

An exceptional, beautifully illustrated resource on general anatomy and the musculoskeletal system

Thieme Atlas of Anatomy: General Anatomy and Musculoskeletal System, Fourth Edition, by renowned educators Michael Schuenke, Erik Schulte, and Udo Schumacher, along with consulting editors Wayne Cass and Nathan Johnson, expands on the award-winning prior editions. Detailed musculoskeletal illustrations elucidate understanding of bone, joint, ligament, and muscle structure; innervation of muscles; action of joints and muscles; and diseases or trauma of the bones, joints, and muscles.

The unique atlas is divided into four major sections, starting with General Anatomy, which lays a fundamental groundwork of knowledge—from human phylogeny and ontogeny to general neuroanatomy. The three subsequent sections, the Trunk Wall, Upper Limb, and Lower Limb, are systemically organized, presenting bones, ligaments, and joints; musculature; and neurovascular, followed by topographical overviews in each group. Anatomic concepts and clinical applications are introduced in a step-by-step sequence through illustrations, succinct explanatory text, and summary tables, thereby supporting classroom learning and active dissection in the laboratory.

Key Features

  • Female skeletal muscles, genital structures, and surgical interventions, with a new section on muscle fasciae
  • More than 2,100 extraordinarily accurate and beautiful illustrations by Markus Voll and Karl Wesker, including a significant number revised to reflect gender and ethnic diversity
  • Clinically important musculoskeletal anatomy and pathology imaging for plain film, CT, and MRI scans
  • A new chapter on muscle fasciae structure and function covers innervation, compartment syndrome in the lower leg, and classification of the fasciae of the trunk and body cavities
  • Variants in human anatomy, such as blood vessels whose courses deviate from the "norm," or anomalous positions of organs

The updated edition of this best-selling atlas is an essential tool for physical therapy and osteopathic medical students and instructors. It is also an outstanding reference for chiropractors, practicing physical and massage therapists, yoga instructors, and professional artists and illustrators.

The THIEME Atlas of Anatomy series also includes two additional volumes, Internal Organs and Head, Neck, and Neuroanatomy.

All volumes of the THIEME Atlas of Anatomy series are available in softcover English/International Nomenclature and in hardcover with Latin nomenclature.

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