Dutton's Orthopedic Survival Guide: Managing Common Conditions / Edition 1

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The quick-reference guide PT students and clinicians need for the comprehensive examination, evaluation, and intervention of the orthopedic outpatient

Perfect for student affiliations!

This go-anywhere clinical companion is specifically designed to provide physical therapy students and clinicians with the clear, step-by-step guidance they need to formulate a physical therapy diagnosis, determine a prognosis, and plan appropriate intervention strategies. Covering the most commonly seen conditions, Orthopedic Survival Guide strikes just the right balance between examination and treatment and provides valuable introductory material on anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics.

The learning aids you need to successfully work with patients and help them return to normal function:

  • Clinical pearls highlight must-know points
  • Quick-reference tables and illustrations encapsulate important information
  • A hierarchical series of therapeutic exercises based on patient tolerance concludes each of the body area chapters to help you formulate appropriate treatment plans
  • Common diagnoses are described based on their common subjective and objective findings, confirmatory tests, differential diagnosis, recommended intervention, and prognosis
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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Michelle Finnegan, DPT, OCS, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT(Bethesda Physiocare)
Description: This is a consolidated, quick reference on orthopedic physical therapy extracted from the author's 1,800 page Orthopaedic Assessment, Evaluation and Intervention, 2nd edition (McGraw-Hill, 2008).
Purpose: The book is designed to enable novice readers to review foundational information such as anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics, and more experienced clinicians to easily reference a specific condition or test related to a particular patient. The author has done a very good job of consolidating the essential information from the main textbook in a handy lightweight book that is easy to carry and will be useful in the clinic or at home.
Audience: It is intended for practicing clinicians as well as physical therapy students. As clinicians gain experience, there is a tendency to develop a specialty within orthopedics. This book is a great tool for experienced clinicians to use when they treat patients with conditions they do not see as often. It is also well organized and formatted to make it easy for any user to look up information very quickly.
Features: The first of the book's two sections covers the fundamental aspects of orthopedic physical therapy, while the second section has individual chapters that focus on different body regions, e.g. the hip and lumbopelvic complex. Each of these chapters is formatted the same way for easy navigation through the material. Chapters start with an anatomy review, then move on to examination and evaluation procedures, treatment interventions, and, finally, common conditions for that region. This format reinforces material specific to conditions without making readers go through multiple resources looking for needed information. Important clinical points are bulleted for quick and easy reading. Numerous color tables and boxes throughout the chapters highlight pertinent information and clinical pearls. The only shortcoming is that many of the references are from before 2000.
Assessment: Overall, this is a great contribution to orthopedic physical therapy. As a quick reference, it provides a considerable amount of information in a concise and easy to follow format for clinicians of any level of experience..
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071715102
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/23/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1056
  • Sales rank: 834,704
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Dutton, PT

Allegheny General Hospital

West Penn Allegheny Health System (WPAHS)

Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Duquesne University

School of Health Sciences

Pittsburgh, PA

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Table of Contents

SECTION I - FUNDAMENTALS Chapter 1: Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Musculoskeletal System; Chapter 2: The Nervous System; Chapter 3: Patient/Client Management; Chapter 4: Therapeutic Exercise; SECTION 2 - PERIPHERAL & SPINAL JOINTS Chapter 5: The Shoulder Complex; Chapter 6: The Elbow Complex; Chapter 7: The Forearm, Wrist, and Hand; Chapter 8: The Hip Joint; Chapter 9: The Knee Joint Complex; Chapter 10: The Ankle and Foot Complex; Chapter 11: The Cervical Complex; Chapter 12: The Thoracic Spine and Ribs; Chapter 13: The Lumbopelvic Complex
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