Clinical Biomechanics of the Lower Extremities / Edition 1

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Overview

CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS OF THE LOWER EXTREMITY is a comprehensive text addressing the principles of anatomic and biomechanical development and the clinical application of these principles to disease/disorder management. The emphasis of the book is on practical information applicable to the daily practice of lower extremity care. Topics covered include: the physical examination and the assessment of disorders having a biomechanical basis, casting techniques, prescription writing, orthotic trouble-shooting, splinting and shoe prescription for athletic activity.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Reviewer: Martin C. Yorath, DPM (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science)
Description: This is the first edition of a new approach to the subject of human lower extremity biomechanics. The topics are all covered in a logical and easy-to-read fashion.
Purpose: The book has been designed to provide a combination of theoretical lower extremity biomechanics with pathomechanics, including treatment modalities from the pediatric through to geriatric applications. Although there are many fine biomechanical and orthosis fabrication texts already in existence, this is one of the few books that successfully combines both areas as well as incorporating other areas such as taping, padding, and shoe gear.
Audience: Primarily aimed at the podiatric market, this book will appeal to the student through to the active practitioner level. The book will be useful not only to those practitioners who are treating pathomechanical problems from a nonsurgical standpoint, but also to those who are using surgical intervention to improve their patients' biomechanical function.
Features: The book is well presented and is divided into 22 chapters, each written by one or more of the 24 contributing authors, who are drawn from an international pool of allopathic and podiatric physicians as well as one pedorthist. All chapters are followed by a list of recent references drawn from the allopathic, biomechanical, and podiatric literature. There is a 10-page, well organized index and each chapter is well illustrated with black-and-white photographs, line drawings, and various tables and charts to expand upon the text. The chapters on neurosmuscular examination, limp and the pediatric patient, and biomechanical evaluation of the child are especially well written.
Assessment: This is a first-rate book, and its usefulness should not be underestimated, both as a reference text as well as a practical "how to" guide. Without question, this is one book that should be on the shelf of any podiatric medical institution's library.
Martin Yorath
This is the first edition of a new approach to the subject of human lower extremity biomechanics. The topics are all covered in a logical and easy-to-read fashion. The book has been designed to provide a combination of theoretical lower extremity biomechanics with pathomechanics, including treatment modalities from the pediatric through to geriatric applications. Although there are many fine biomechanical and orthosis fabrication texts already in existence, this is one of the few books that successfully combines both areas as well as incorporating other areas such as taping, padding, and shoe gear. Primarily aimed at the podiatric market, this book will appeal to the student through to the active practitioner level. The book will be useful not only to those practitioners who are treating pathomechanical problems from a nonsurgical standpoint, but also to those who are using surgical intervention to improve their patients' biomechanical function. The book is well presented and is divided into 22 chapters, each written by one or more of the 24 contributing authors, who are drawn from an international pool of allopathic and podiatric physicians as well as one pedorthist. All chapters are followed by a list of recent references drawn from the allopathic, biomechanical, and podiatric literature. There is a 10-page, well organized index and each chapter is well illustrated with black-and-white photographs, line drawings, and various tables and charts to expand upon the text. The chapters on neurosmuscular examination, limp and the pediatric patient, and biomechanical evaluation of the child are especially well written. This is a first-rate book, and its usefulness should not beunderestimated, both as a reference text as well as a practical how to guide. Without question, this is one book that should be on the shelf of any podiatric medical institution's library.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801679865
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 9/15/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Lower extremity function and normal mechanics 1
Ch. 2 Pathomechanics of lower extremity function 59
Ch. 3 The classification of human foot types, abnormal foot function, and pathology 85
Ch. 4 The spine, an integral part of the lower extremity 95
Ch. 5 Biomechanical principles of running injuries 113
Ch. 6 Biomechanical examination of the foot and lower extremity 131
Ch. 7 Gait evaluation in clinical biomechanics 149
Ch. 8 Computerized gait evaluation 179
Ch. 9 Neuromuscular examination 207
Ch. 10 Limp and the pediatric patient 223
Ch. 11 Biomechanical evaluation of the child 243
Ch. 12 Impression casting techniques 279
Ch. 13 Prescription writing for functional and accommodative foot orthoses 295
Ch. 14 Orthotic materials 307
Ch. 15 Troubleshooting functional foot orthoses 327
Ch. 16 Utilizing footwear as a therapeutic modality 349
Ch. 17 Padding and taping techniques 367
Ch. 18 Ankle-foot orthoses 391
Ch. 19 Serial plaster immobilization of congenital foot deformities 405
Ch. 20 Lower extremity treatment modalities for the pediatric patient 425
Ch. 21 Athletic shoes 451
Ch. 22 The inverted orthotic technique: Its role in clinical biomechanics 463
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