Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review
4th Ed.
2020 © Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
Sara J. Cuccurullo, MD; Joseph Lee, MD
ISBN-13: 978-0-8261-3456-1
eISBN-13: 978-0-8261-3457-8
Physical Medicine


This fourth edition of the incomparable review bible for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Examination has been thoroughly updated to reflect current practice and the core knowledge tested on the exam. Recognized for its organization, consistency, and clarity through editions, the book distills the essentials and provides focused reviews of all major PM&R topics including stroke, traumatic brain injury, musculoskeletal medicine, spinal cord injuries, pain management, and more. Every chapter in the fourth edition has been rigorously evaluated and refreshed to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date. Sections on cancer treatment and rehabilitation, rheumatologic disease, and ultrasound have been significantly upgraded to incorporate new board requirements and changes in criteria for diagnosis and management

Written in outline format for easy access to information, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review, Fourth Edition is modeled on the content blueprint for the Self-Assessment Examination for Residents (SAE-R) used by residents nationwide. Board pearls are indicated with an open-book icon to highlight key concepts and flag important clinical and board-eligible aspects of each topic. The topics are divided into major subspecialty areas written by author teams with clinical expertise in the subject and reviewed by senior specialists in each area. More than 500 signature illustrations—now with color added—clarify and reinforce concepts. In addition to its proven value as the primary resource for Board preparation and MOC, the book is also a trusted clinical reference for day-to-day practice needs.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • • Thoroughly reviewed, revised, and updated to reflect current practice and core knowledge tested on Boards
  • • Significant upgrades to ultrasound content
  • • Expanded sections on cancer treatments and rehabilitation along with rheumatologic guidelines and treatments, including new criteria for diagnosis

Doody's Reviews

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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This book is an absolute must-have piece of literature for residents in training going into PM&R and adds noteworthy improvements compared to previous editions. When you don't need all of the intricate details of the nuances and subspecialties within physiatry, but you do need a nearly comprehensive review of the field to help hammer home important concepts and solidify your knowledge regarding the field, this should be one of your top resources. There simply aren't very many other review resources in PM&R that can hold up to the content available in this book."

-- Kevin Ozment, BS, MD (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine) Doody's Review

"This book does an excellent job and is currently the only known review book for physiatrists. The author has done it again, producing an excellent, concise resource that provides clinicians with an optimal solution for studying for the written board examination."

-- Alan Anschel, MD (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) Doody's Review - previous edition

"This is the best board review book currently available for residents because of its easy to follow outline format, numerous concept-enhancing illustrations, level of detail that is appropriate for a review yet still conveys the essential information, and well-organized sub-specialty divisions. This second edition incorporates the most current evidence-based information, increases the number of illustrations, and provides new information including bio-statistics."

-- Brian Liem, MD (Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago), Doody's Review - previous edition

"... there is no other comparable text in PM&R. The key resource for facts needed to pass boards and useful for those in clinical practice for day to day use as well..."

-- Doody's Review - previous edition

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The intended audience is Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents and attending physicians preparing for board review and recertification. It is also extremely pertinent and valuable for residents to use as a first-line study resource throughout their residency training as they rotate through various subspecialties in PM&R.

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