Fundamentals of Amputation Care and Prosthetics

Fundamentals of Amputation Care and Prosthetics

by Douglas Murphy
     
 

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Written by experienced physiatrists, prosthetists, and therapists, this book provides an introduction to the field of amputee care and prosthetics. Dedicated chapters guide you through prescription of prostheses for the various levels and types of amputations in both the lower and upper extremity and address recent advances in functionality and safety. Pre- and

Overview

Written by experienced physiatrists, prosthetists, and therapists, this book provides an introduction to the field of amputee care and prosthetics. Dedicated chapters guide you through prescription of prostheses for the various levels and types of amputations in both the lower and upper extremity and address recent advances in functionality and safety. Pre- and post-operative care, prosthetic troubleshooting, gait issues and medical management of the residual limb are also addressed. With concise key information highlighted throughout, this handbook is a welcome point of care resource or study tool for trainees and practitioners in any field who work with amputees to restore function and help enrich the lives of these individuals.

Fundamentals of Amputation Care and Prosthetics features:

  • Concise, practical manual covers the basics of upper and lower extremity amputee care and prosthetics
  • Succinct presentation, well-illustrated information is easy to find
  • Portable perfect for use on rounds or in the clinic
  • State-of-the-art distillation of current thinking and practice excellent transitional book for residents or ready reference for experienced practitioners
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936287703
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/28/2013
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Douglas Murphy, MD, Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine; Staff Physician Hunter Holmes VA Medical Center, Richmond, VA

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