Functional Fracture Bracing: A Manual

Functional Fracture Bracing: A Manual

by Augusto Sarmiento, Loren L. Latta
     
 

Written by pioneering leaders in the development of functional fracture bracing systems, this manual is a practical "how-to" guide to the use of these systems for fractures of the upper and lower limb. Drs. Sarmiento and Latta explain the indications and contraindications for functional bracing, show how to place and remove the brace, and offer detailed advice on

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Written by pioneering leaders in the development of functional fracture bracing systems, this manual is a practical "how-to" guide to the use of these systems for fractures of the upper and lower limb. Drs. Sarmiento and Latta explain the indications and contraindications for functional bracing, show how to place and remove the brace, and offer detailed advice on patient instruction, rehabilitation, follow-up, expected outcome, and prevention and management of complications. The book is thoroughly illustrated with more than 400 step-by-step photographs and contains patient information sheets that can be copied and handed out to patients.

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Reviewer: Riad Barmada, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This manual provides instruction in the principles and application techniques of functional bracing in managing some long bone fractures.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide helpful information to orthopedists and residents on the treatment of fractures using functional braces.
Audience: In my opinion, audience should include all caregivers involved in managing patients with fractures such as physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons and residents, physicians assistants, and occupational therapists.
Features: Content includes principles of treatment with functional braces, application techniques, indications, and expected results.
Assessment: In today's orthopedic practice, it is very popular to treat most fractures surgically with open or close reduction and internal fixation. Many residents in training are not exposed to conservative management of fractures. This manual is unique in providing technical information and detailed instructions on treating some long bone fractures with functional braces. It should be included in every orthopedic library and be recommended to all orthopedic residents.
4 Stars! from Doody

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781737296
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Edition description:
MANUAL
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.59(d)

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