Clinical Evaluation and Management of Spasticity / Edition 1 by David A. Gelber | 9781617371097 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Clinical Evaluation and Management of Spasticity / Edition 1

Clinical Evaluation and Management of Spasticity / Edition 1

by David A. Gelber
     
 

ISBN-10: 1617371092

ISBN-13: 9781617371097

Pub. Date: 11/19/2010

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

The many recent advances in the treatment of spasticity have created a need for an up-to-date volume devoted entirely to today's optimal treatment strategies for this difficult medical problem. In Clinical Evaluation and Management of Spasticity, David A. Gelber, MD, and Douglas R. Jeffery, MD, have addressed this need by assembling a comprehensive collection of

Overview

The many recent advances in the treatment of spasticity have created a need for an up-to-date volume devoted entirely to today's optimal treatment strategies for this difficult medical problem. In Clinical Evaluation and Management of Spasticity, David A. Gelber, MD, and Douglas R. Jeffery, MD, have addressed this need by assembling a comprehensive collection of articles surveying the pathophysiology of chronic neurologic spasticity and detailing its often complex medical and surgical management. Written by leading experts in neurology and rehabilitation, the book covers physical and occupational therapy, splinting and orthotics, electrical stimulation, orthopedic interventions, nerve blocks, the use of botulinum toxin, and novel treatments such as tizanidine, intrathecal medications, and neurosurgical techniques. The contributors also review coordinated approaches to the treatment of spasticity and specific neurological diseases such as spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injury.

Authoritative and cutting-edge, Clinical Evaluation and Management of Spasticity constitutes today's definitive clinical reference on spasticity, and provides a framework for all physicians and physical therapists to develop effective treatment plans for their patients.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617371097
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
11/19/2010
Series:
Current Clinical Neurology Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Part I. Basic Concepts of Spasticity

Physiology and Pharmacology of Spasticity
Robert R. Young

Clinical Features of Spasticity and Principles of Treatment
Alex W. Dromerick

Measurement of Spasticity
David C. Good

Part II. Treatment Modalities

Physical and Occupational Approaches
Susan H. Pierson

Orthotic Management
Géza F. Kogler

Electrical Stimulation
Peter W. Rossi

Baclofen
Eric P. Bastings and Amelito Malapira

Tizanidine
David A. Gelber

Benzodiazepines
Herbert I. Karpatkin and Mindy Lipson Aisen

Dantrolene
Walter S. Davis

Alternative Pharmacologic Therapies
Joni Clark

Nerve Blocks
David S. Rosenblum

Botulinum Toxins
Lauren C. Seeberger and Christopher F. O'Brien

Intrathecal Medications
Randall T. Schapiro

Orthopedic Interventions for the Management of Limb Deformities in Upper Motoneuron Syndromes
Mary Ann E. Keenan and Patrick J. McDaid

Neurosurgical Management
Jose A. Espinosa

Management of Spasticity in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Carol Green, Daniel R. Cooperman, Susan E. Gara, and Carrie Proch

Part III. A Coordinated Approach to the Treatment of Spasticity in Neurologic Diseases

The Evaluation and Treatment of Spasticity in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis
Douglas R. Jeffery

The Development and Management of Spasticity Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Patricia B. Jozefczyk

Spasticity in Spinal Cord Injury: A Clinician's Approach
Kurt Fiedler and Douglas R. Jeffery

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