Arthritis of the Hip and Knee: The Active Person's Guide to Taking Charge

Arthritis of the Hip and Knee: The Active Person's Guide to Taking Charge

by Ronald J. Allen, Patricia A. Lee, Victoria Anne Brander, S. David Stulberg
     
 

A comprehensive easy-to-understand handbook that empowers patients by allowing them to take control of their treatment and recovery process THIS BOOK HIGHLIGHTS the recent substantial advances made in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. It encourages patients to take charge of their situation: to actively participate in the decision-making

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A comprehensive easy-to-understand handbook that empowers patients by allowing them to take control of their treatment and recovery process THIS BOOK HIGHLIGHTS the recent substantial advances made in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the hip and knee. It encourages patients to take charge of their situation: to actively participate in the decision-making about their treatment and to become and stay physically active. The book is the collaborative effort of three people—a patient, an orthopedic surgeon, and a physiatrist—each contributing valuable insight into the treatment of osteoarthritis and the rehabilitation process.

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Library Journal
In the United States, arthritis is the leading cause of disability, resulting in over 350,000 joint replacements annually. Orthopedist S. David Stulberg and rehabilitation physician Victoria Brander (both of Northwestern Memorial Hosp. Rehabilitation Inst. in Chicago), along with patient Allen (a lawyer), have collaborated on this comprehensive patient handbook, which discusses the basics of arthritis, alternative therapies, joint replacement, and the frontiers of research. The book also reflects the change in thinking regarding the level of physical activity advised for arthritis patients. More importantly, it fills a gap in the literature by outlining a step-by-step process from preparing for surgery through recovery. The book is well organized and clearly written, with numerous black-and-white illustrations. Exercises are easy to follow, and the authors make the requisite caveat to consult a therapist. Following the medical information, Allen presents his own perspecive and experience and addresses aspects of surgery and recovery sometimes minimized by professionals. Recommended as an inexpensive addition to healthcare collections targeting patient education needs surrounding arthritis or joint replacement surgery.--Lisa McCormick, Jewish Hosp. Lib., Cincinnati

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561451494
Publisher:
Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.68(d)

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