Handbook of Postsurgical Rehabilitation Guidelines for the Orthopedic Clinician

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Providing a wealth of guidelines and background information on postsurgical rehabilitation of the orthopedic patient in a convenient format, this portable reference is the therapist’s first choice for a quick overview of the rehabilitation plan following orthopedic surgery.

• Easy-to-follow phase-guideline boxes encapsulate crucial information for over 45 surgeries into phases of healing and rehabilitation covering goals, precautions, treatment strategies, and criteria for advancement — perfect for the busy clinical setting.
• Quickly find and review the information you need with convenient bulleted rehabilitation guideline tables.
• Succinct overviews of surgical procedures help you remember key details of surgical procedures.
• Brief overviews of rehabilitation plans let you quickly review the principles and strategies of rehabilitation that promote healing and recovery from orthopedic surgical procedures.
• Criteria for advancement help you determine when your patient is ready to advance to the next phase of rehabilitation.
• Editors and contributors from one of the world’s most prestigious orthopedic hospitals provide authoritative guidance on orthopedic rehabilitation.

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Reviewer: Steven Hoffman, PT,ATC,SCS(North Hills Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy)
Description: This book describes common orthopedic maladies clinicians are apt to see in their patients in the clinic and reviews rehabilitation guidelines for each injury.
Purpose: The purpose is to offer clinicians a step-by-step process for rehabilitation of different orthopedic injuries following surgery. The authors are experienced clinicians who work for the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and they describe the approaches the institution follows for the various injuries. They aspire to offer quick solutions for patient care, based on their experiences. In this regard, they have met their objectives, although I don't think that this book is necessary. There are many books on the market offering rehabilitation guidelines following surgery, and this one does not offer any more insight than those already published.
Audience: This book is intended for physical therapists and any other individuals involved in the rehabilitation of patients with orthopedic injuries. It is best suited for seasoned practitioners, as I worry that novices will not know how to interpret this information and may use it as a cookbook.
Features: Brief descriptions of the surgical procedures for injuries such as total joint replacement, fractures, ligament reconstruction, and sports injuries are presented. Rehabilitation guidelines are described for each of these injuries including goals, precautions, and treatment strategies based on the time frame of recovery. The book has some merits, in that it is compact and easy to follow. However, there are no pictures or graphs, which would be helpful when clarifying an injury or surgical procedure.
Assessment: The book is relatively simple and serves as a quick reference for the orthopedic rehabilitation specialist, but there are better books on the market that have more advanced descriptions of surgery and guidelines for patient recovery based on physiologic healing principles. I commend the authors for their work, but I don't see where this book offers anything new to the rehabilitation literature. I don't think that most rehabilitation facilities or physical therapists need to purchase this book.
From the Publisher
"The text is easy to read as much of the information provided is in bullet points. The guideline tables are clearly presented and easy to follow. Key references are provided at the end of each chapter, which guide the reader to further up-todate information. Moreover, the text is pocket sized and light weight, which means that it could be easily carried throughout the day."
International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, April 2009, Vol 16, No 4
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323049399
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/8/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 863,487
  • Product dimensions: 5.79 (w) x 7.34 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I. Arthroplasty Rehabilitation

1. Total Hip Arthroplasty

2. Total Knee Arthroplasty

3. Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

4. Total Elbow Arthroplasty

5. Metacarpophalangeal Joint Arthroplasty

6. Hip Fractures

Section II. Hand Rehabilitation

7. Elbow Fractures and Dislocations

8. Radial Head Replacement

9. Contracture Release of the Elbow

10. Hinged Dynamic External Fixation of the Elbow

11. Distal Radius Fractures

12. Scaphoid Fractures

13. Phalangeal and Metacarpal Phalangeal Fractures

14. Flexor Tendon Repairs

15. Extensor Tendon Repairs

16. Flexor Tenolysis

17. Upper Extremity Surgical Intervention in Patients with Cerebral Palsy: Musculotendinous Procedures

18. Ulnar Nerve Transposition

19. Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Arthroplasty

20. Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair

21. Volar Plate Arthroplasty

22. Proximal Interphalangeal (PIP) Joint Replacement

23. Dynamic External Fixation of the Proximal Interphalangeal (PIP) Joint

24. Dupuytren’s Fasciectomy

Section III. Pediatric Rehabilitation

25. Lower Extremity Surgical Intervention in Patients with Cerebral Palsy: Bone and Musculotendinous Procedures

26. Spinal Fusion in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

27. Congenital Muscular Torticollis

Section IV: Spine rehabilitation

28. Lumbar Microdiscectomy

29. Osteoporosis (Including Kyphoplasty)

30. Adult Lumbar Spinal Fusion

Section V. Sports Medicine Rehabilitation

31. Hip Arthroscopy

32. Microfracture Procedure of the Knee

33. Patellar and Quadriceps Tendon Repair

34. Proximal and Distal Realignment

35. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

36. Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

37. Meniscal Repair and Transplantation

38. Achilles Tendon Repair

39. Lateral Ankle Reconstruction

40. Rotator Cuff Repair: Arthroscopic and Open

41. Subacromial Decompression

42. Anterior Stabilization Surgery

43. Posterior Stabilization Surgery

44. Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior (SLAP) Repair

45. Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction

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