What outcomes are important to patients and clinicians? How is a specific instrument scored? Has it undergone reliability testing? In what population was it validated, and how did it perform? This pocket-sized handbook, covering all the major musculoskeletal outcomes instruments in use today -- answers these questions and more. Key concepts like reliability, validity, and responsiveness form the framework of the book. Key features include: -Information on more than 300 commonly used instruments for the shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist, hip, knee, ankle, and calcaneus -Numerically rated instruments based on clinical relevance and ease-of-use -Research results summarized in table form to eliminate the need for looking up original studies -Color-coded organization of anatomic regions to save you time in locating desired content -Glossary which acquaints readers with need-to-know terminology Essential for orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, physical and occupational therapists, and others who manage musculoskeletal problems, this compact handbook is critical for deciding on an appropriate course of treatment based on validated outcomes.