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Kinetic Anatomy 3rd Edition-Loose-Leaf Edition

Kinetic Anatomy 3rd Edition-Loose-Leaf Edition

$64.00 USD

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    Loose Leaf

    This is the loose-leaf version of Kinetic Anatomy, Third Edition, which offers students an affordable, printed version of the text. Other binding options are listed on the right side of the page.

    Created primarily for those who will work in physical activity fields, the third edition of Kinetic Anatomy continues to build on its previous editions to assert itself as the ideal resource for learning structural anatomy and how it affects movement. The text gives students a firm concept of musculoskeletal anatomy by systematically assembling each component of the human body. Layer by layer, readers will study bones, ligaments, joints, and muscles on the bones, as well as the nerves and blood vessels that supply these muscles that are essential for movement.

    Kinetic Anatomy, Third Edition, includes coverage of three major structures that are not often considered when studying the anatomy of movement: the brain, heart, and lungs. As the centerpieces for the nervous, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems, these structures are essential to human movement and are highlighted throughout the text where appropriate. In addition, other fundamental features make this resource a valuable tool for learning and teaching human anatomy:
    • A one-year subscription to Musculoskeletal Anatomy Review, an online anatomy program, provides an interactive forum for reviewing regional structural anatomy.
    • A new chapter on the head completes the regional approach followed in the text.
    • More information on muscle and motor units helps broaden information on movement potential in selected sport activities.
    • Expanded discussion on joint strength and movement and the function of muscles (agonists, antagonists, stabilizers, and synergists), levers, and exercise supports understanding of how the human body is constructed.
    • Full-color photos and illustrations enhance the learning experience.
    • New Functional Movement Exercises provide students with the opportunity for practical application of their studies by asking them to identify the prime mover, antagonist, fixator, and synergist muscle in a particular movement.
    • Hands On exercises throughout the book offer students practice in physically identifying anatomical structures on themselves or on a partner.
    Included with each new text is a key code allowing students one-year access to the online anatomy program Musculoskeletal Anatomy Review. This engaging supplement to the text offers a regional review of structural anatomy with exceptionally detailed, high-quality graphic images—the majority provided by Primal Pictures. Students can mouse over muscles and click for muscle identification, and each chapter features a pretest and posttest evaluation to help students pinpoint knowledge gaps and test their retention. The pretest can be taken multiple times and is generated randomly so it will never be the same, but the posttest may be taken only once. Test results can be printed and turned in so instructors have the option to use the tests as a grading tool.

    To further facilitate learning, each chapter in the book concludes with a review of the key terms referred to in the chapter, suggested learning activities, and review questions in multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank formats. The answers to the questions are provided at the end of the book. For instructors, a new image bank accompanies the updated instructor guide and test package to aid in delivering the course content.

    Kinetic Anatomy, Third Edition, is an outstanding introductory resource for those who plan to specialize in any field related to physical activity. Readers will learn what structures are involved in movement and how those structures should function, allowing them to identify problems and correct them to enhance physical activity.


    Undergraduate students taking an introductory course in structural anatomy, including those studying exercise science, kinesiology, sports medicine, or physical education; secondary school students studying human anatomy; also a reference for professionals requiring knowledge of anatomy pertaining to human movement.

    Table of Contents

    How to Use Musculoskeletal Anatomy Review
    Part I General Concepts of Anatomy
    Chapter 1 Structures
    Blood Vessels
    Other Tissues
    Motor Unit
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 2 Movement
    Anatomical Locations
    Planes and Axes
    Fundamental Movements
    Learning Aids
    Part II Upper Extremity
    Chapter 3 The Shoulder
    Bones of the Shoulder Girdle
    Bones of the Shoulder Joint
    Joints and Ligaments of the Shoulder Girdle
    Ligaments of the Shoulder Joint
    Other Ligaments of the Shoulder
    Fundamental Movements and Muscles of the Shoulder Girdle
    Fundamental Movements and Muscles of the Shoulder Joint
    Combined Actions of the Shoulder Girdle and Shoulder Joint
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 4 The Elbow and Forearm
    Bones of the Elbow and Forearm
    Joints and Ligaments of the Elbow and Forearm
    Fundamental Movements and Muscles of the Elbow and Forearm
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 5 The Wrist and Hand
    Bones of the Wrist and Hand
    Joints and Ligaments of the Wrist and Hand
    Fundamental Movements of the Wrist and Hand
    Extrinsic Muscles of the Wrist and Hand
    Intrinsic Muscles of the Hand
    Muscles of the Thumb
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 6 Nerves and Blood Vessels of the Upper Extremity
    Nerves of the Brachial Plexus
    Major Arteries of the Upper Extremity
    Major Veins of the Upper Extremity
    Learning Aids
    Part II Summary Tables
    Articulations of the Upper Extremity
    Muscles, Nerves, and Blood Supply of the Upper Extremity
    Part III The Head, Spinal Column, Thorax, and Pelvis
    Chapter 7 The Head
    Bones of the Head
    Joints of the Head
    Ligaments of the Head
    Fundamental Movements and Muscles of the Head
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 8 The Spinal Column and Pelvis
    Bones of the Spinal Column
    Ligaments of the Spinal Column
    Fundamental Movements and Muscles of the Spinal Column
    Bones of the Pelvis
    Ligaments of the Pelvis
    Fundamental Movements and Muscles of the Pelvis
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 9 The Thorax
    Bones of the Thorax
    Joints and Ligaments of the Thorax
    Fundamental Movements and Muscles of the Thorax
    Structures Within the Thorax
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 10 Nerves and Blood Vessels of the Head, Spinal Column, Thorax, Heart, and Lungs
    The Brain
    Peripheral Nervous System
    Arteries of the Head and Brain
    Veins of the Head and Brain
    Nerves of the Thorax and Trunk
    Arteries of the Thorax and Trunk
    Veins of the Thorax and Trunk
    Nerves, Arteries, and Veins of the Heart and Lungs
    Learning Aids
    Part III Summary Tables
    Articulations of the Head, Spinal Column, Thorax
    Muscles, Nerves, and Blood Supply of the Head, Thorax, and Spinal Column
    Part IV Lower Extremity
    Chapter 11 The Hip and Thigh
    Bones of the Hip Joint and Thigh
    Ligaments of the Hip Joint
    Fundamental Movements of the Hip Joint
    Muscles of the Hip Joint and Upper Leg
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 12 The Knee
    Bones of the Knee
    Ligaments of the Knee
    Menisci of the Knee
    Fundamental Movements of the Knee and Lower Leg
    Muscles of the Knee and Lower Leg
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 13 The Lower Leg, Ankle, and Foot
    Bones of the Lower Leg
    Bones of the Foot
    Joints and Ligaments of the Ankle and Foot
    Fundamental Movements of the Lower Leg, Ankle, and Foot
    Muscles of the Lower Leg, Ankle, and Foot
    Learning Aids
    Chapter 14 Nerves and Blood Vessels of the Lower Extremity
    Nerves of the Lumbosacral Plexus
    Major Arteries of the Lower Extremity
    Major Veins of the Lower Extremity
    Learning Aids
    Part IV Summary Tables
    Articulations of the Lower Extremity
    Muscles, Nerves, and Blood Supply of the Lower Extremity
    Answers to End-of-Chapter Questions
    Suggested Readings
    About the Author

    About the Author

    Robert S. Behnke, HSD, is retired after 39 years of teaching anatomy, kinesiology, physical education, and athletic training courses. Behnke has been honored on several occasions for excellence in teaching—including receiving the Educator of the Year Award from the National Athletic Trainers' Association. During his 11-year tenure as chair of the NATA Professional Education Committee, he initiated the petition to the American Medical Association that led to the national accreditation process for entry-level athletic training education programs.

    Dr. Behnke spent most of his career at Indiana State University, where he was a full professor of physical education and athletic training and director of undergraduate and graduate athletic training programs. Earlier in his career he spent five years teaching at the secondary level. He has extensive experience as an athletic trainer, both in high schools and at the university level, serving as head athletic trainer at Illinois State University from 1966 to 1969 and the University of Illinois from 1969 to 1973. He was an athletic trainer at the 1983 World University Games and for the U.S. men's Olympic basketball trials in 1984. During sabbaticals in 1982 and 1989, he served as an athletic trainer for boxing, men's field hockey, team handball, ice skating, roller hockey, gymnastics, judo, and cycling at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. He has been in demand as a speaker and an athletic trainer throughout the United States and internationally.

    These broad experiences enabled Dr. Behnke to understand the needs of undergraduate students—and to develop an unparalleled grasp of which pedagogical approaches work and which do not. Kinetic Anatomy is the culmination of his unique understanding; it should be a staple in undergraduate courses for years to come.


    “The author displays a great deal of knowledge and an even better understanding of the subject, and is able to present the information very specifically in a way that is easy to understand.”

    --Doody’s Book Review


    All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available online at

    Instructor guide. Includes chapter overviews, chapter objectives, lecture outlines, lecture aids, and additional activities that instructors can have students complete during class for practice or course credit. Suggested course outlines and a syllabus show instructors how to cover the text’s material in a semester.

    Test package. Includes more than 600 questions in multiple-choice, true-or-false, and fill-in-the-blank formats. The test package is available for use through multiple formats, including a learning management system, Respondus, and rich text.

    Image bank. Includes all of the figures, tables, and photos from the text, sorted by chapter, that can be used in developing a customized presentation based on specific course requirements or used in creating other learning aids for students.